The Christian life is an active life – one dedicated to working, serving, sharing, and helping others. Too often people think being a believer simply means showing up for church, bible study, and dropping something in the offering plate. That’s a good habit, but if it’s the sum of your commitment, you have completely missed the mark.
The Lord Jesus has put a call on every believer who would follow him, namely, He’s called us to go into the world to make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). He has not called us to make church members but rather genuine disciples. You may be saying, “Well that applies just to missionaries, ministers, and my pastor, right?” No. Teaching others about the Savior is the responsibility of all who claim the name of Jesus, young and old alike.
Looking at the first word of Matthew 28:19, Jesus says, “Go!” In the language of our day, Jesus is saying, “Get off your pews, and get out of your comfort zone. Go love someone who is different than you, and tell them about Me.”
By the way, this is not a suggestion, it is a command. If you have been saved and washed in the blood of Jesus, then every believer has this responsibility. How well are you carrying out this responsibility given you by Jesus?
Making disciples doesn’t mean you have to quit your job and become a full-time missionary, pastor, or be on a church payroll. Just go outside, knock on a neighbor’s door, and demonstrate the love of Christ to your neighbor.
What can you do right now to make disciples? Stop in and visit us at New Melle Baptist Church, so we can equip you to be a disciple. Before Jesus released His disciples, He equipped them to make other disciples. Our vision at NMBC is to help people Encounter Christ, Equip the saints, and Engage the world with the gospel.