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Discipleship FAQ’s – Part 1

Disciple

I sit down for coffee with a lot of people, because, well, I love people, and I love coffee. After we’ve solved all of the world’s problems, I love to ask the question: “So, what is the dream?” You know, what’s the plan? What were you created for? What would you be doing if money didn’t matter? What are you on this earth for?

Most people freak out at that question. I don’t blame them. I think it’s a really easy answer though. Now, I’m not trying to down-grade the anxiety or prayers you’ve prayed concerning the purpose of your life. I always stop and think: Is this answer in the bible? And if the answer is yes, then it’s easy!

Luckily, there is an answer for “What is God’s will for my life?”

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20

Boom.

I hate to be that pastor, but you just got Jesus juked.

Now, I’ll be honest. I have no idea what that looks like.

– Should you make disciples in China?
– Should you make disciples in public schools?
– Should you make disciples in a college small group on campus?
– Should you make disciples as a police officer?
– Should you make disciples in the United States?
– Should you make disciples in your home or at Starbucks?

Make no mistake: You are here to change the world by making disciples of Jesus to give God glory.

In the next couple of weeks we will look at some common questions about disciple-making. My prayer is that you will begin to seek Jesus as to what this looks like for your life. Then, I pray God will give you the courage to abandon everything to pursue that passion. Let’s live the dream!