THEME: THE MAKING OF DISCIPLES.
And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
A disciple is a disciplined follower of Jesus Christ, committed to the life and principles of God’s kingdom which Jesus Christ came to teach and demonstrate on earth.
When He was leaving the earth, the Lord Jesus Christ instructed those who were already, His disciples to make disciples of all nations of the world. Why is it necessary to make people Christ’s disciples,and how do we make disciples of people? What does the kingdom of God stand to gain when people are made disciples of Jesus Christ? These are questions worth our consideration.
We are to make disciples of all nations of the world because it’s the Lord’s. commandment The Lord commanded us to do this because He wants to reconcile all mankind back to God. 2 Corinthians 5:19 says, “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and unto hath committed us the word of reconciliation.”
After a lost soul has experienced the new-birth in Christ God experience that a systematic teaching of His word will follow in order to transform the new believer into the image of Jesus Christ. For this reason, the Holy Spirit in Isaiah 28:9-10 says: “Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine?
Them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:”One characteristic of a genuinely born-again fellow is the desire to grow through God’s word (1 Peter 2:2-3).
Such a person should therefore not be starved of the sound teaching of the word. If you have led a person to Christ, it should beyour desire to see that person grow into the stature of the Son of God (Ephesians 4:13-15).
The Church and the world stand to gain peace as the number of the disciples of the Prince of Peace increases. Terrorism will be eliminated. There would be no Al-Qaeda, ISIS or Boko H sects. Murder, drug addiction, homosexuality and other acts of sin will become unpopular. Police stations and prison yards will perpetually be on holiday.
The earth will become a paradise. This will come to fulfillment, because the Lord Jesus
Christ, in Matthew 6:10, taught us to pray thus:
Put up a soul winning outreach in your locality; arrange an effective house fellowship where your potential converts will be taught the rudimentary tenets of the Christian faith and preach to disciple people.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Leviticus 25; 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:16
AUTHOR: PASTOR SAMUEL
HYMN 15: NEARER MY GOD TO THEE.
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raise the me,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee. Nearer to
Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
Darkness comes over me, my rest a stone;
Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God, to Thee. Nearer to
There let me see the sight, an open Heaven;
All that Thou sendest me, in mercy given;
Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee. Nearer to Thee!
Then, with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee. Nearer to Thee!