The real task before us

Our task, as followers of Jesus, is to make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20). It is our mission personally and corporately as His church. Making disciples is not as daunting of a task as it sounds. Making disciples is simply helping people to know Jesus as Savior (trusting in His sacrifice on the cross for your forgiveness of sins) and then subsequently becoming like Him more and more each day.

The Bible says that every believers destiny is to be conformed to the image of His Son. Disciples of Jesus are to be like Jesus in character (love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, etc.) and in priority (sharing the good news of His salvation, loving others, giving and serving, etc.).

Here is the challenge; if we go to church or religious events and never become more like Jesus, we are not becoming or making disciples as He commanded. We churches have lots of events, services and programs, but if disciples are not the product, then it is merely a human social event to make us feel good about ourselves and our church. Programs, events, services, buildings and rituals do not make us or anybody disciples. People make disciples. Disciples are made when the Spirit of God takes the Word of God and conforms us more into the image of Jesus. This is what we are to be depositing into each other’s lives.

My prayer is that as we are enjoying all the fellowship and services that a church supplies, that we are actually looking and acting more and more like Jesus every day. As this begins to happen, then you will see marriages healed, families restored, a country at rest and God glorified.

 

Charlie Robinson5 Posts

Charlie Robinson serves as pastor of NorthRidge Church in Sabetha.

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