Discipleship. What does it even mean?
19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19-20 (NLT)
Discipleship is about following Christ and making new disciples. It’s about being invested in following the Great Commission that Jesus set before us. We as Christians are called to make more disciples, to build relationships with others and teach them the Word of God and what it says.
Discipleship is about growing in the Lord and having a close relationship with Him all the while teaching others how to have the same type of relationship.
Discipleship is about carrying on the ministry of Jesus Christ.
The Cost of Discipleship
Jesus tells us plainly that by following Him we will meet opposition. We will be hated. Laughed at. Ridiculed. Mocked.
Following Jesus by making disciples isn’t difficult to understand, but it can be very costly. By sharing His teachings, we are often rejected along with His message.
Francis Chan, “Muliply: Disciples Making Disciples”
Jesus tells us we must pick up our own cross and follow him daily. Not just when we feel like it. Not just when the time is right. But daily. As in, all the time. every single day.
Will it be hard? Absolutely. Will it be worth it? Totally.
Update on Landen
Sadly, Landen went peacefully to be with Jesus earlier this evening. Please pray for his family during this time.