Each week this year, I am memorizing a Scripture verse (or verses). This week’s verses are Matthew 28:19,20 & Acts 1:8… and are often called the Great Commission.
I. Make Disciples
Unless and until the church is making disciples – followers/students of Christ – the church falls short of the priority ministry & mission of the church. The church may do lots of good things, but it must ALWAYS be making disciples!
II. Mark Disciples
Baptism doesn’t save a person, but it identifies him or her as being saved. One doesn’t get baptized in order to be saved; one is baptized because he or she is saved. In baptism, we are identified as one of God’s own, then assigned our place and our job within the kingdom of God.
III. Mature Disciples
A disciple is a student, and a student is constantly learning. It’s not enough to simply “make a decision”; that’s just the beginning – the new birth. From that point on, we grow. We learn. We learn to follow Jesus… living like Jesus.