Disciple Making Disciples

I have often heard the interpretation of Spiritual gifts to mean that if one does not have the gift of evangelism then soul-winning and evangelism is not your privilege or responsibility.

But the great commission to make disciples is to every believer. (Yes, you too, friend). 

The twelve apostles were very different in personality and giftedness, yet all were called to be disciple-makers. When Jesus said in Matthew 4:19 “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Can you imagine the reaction of Peter, James, or John, “Who me? I’m just a common person, who would listen to me?” 

Are you asking the same questions? You can be certain that Jesus intended that this promise would be true of all who become His disciples. Notice these encouraging echos of that idea:

“Every true disciple is born into the kingdom of God as a missionary. He who drinks of the living water becomes a fountain of life. The receiver becomes a giver.”--The Desire of Ages p. 195 

“Those who stand as leaders in the church of God are to realize that the Saviour's commission is given to all who believe in His name.”--The Acts of the Apostles, p. 110. 

I appreciate Melvin Santos’ definition of a disciple of Christ which takes this into consideration:

“A simple definition of a disciple is one who loves Christ fully and trusts and follows Him faithfully while growing in His likeness in making new disciples.” 

The promise belongs to you my friend as a disciple of Jesus you can make disciples who will make disciples! Do you believe this?  - Pastor Mike

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