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.”
Making disciples of Christ is one of the most enjoyable rewarding experiences that any Christian could ever possibly do.
It can also be one of the most difficult of all of Christ’s commands to accomplish.
I stopped caring about those things because I was too busy fighting battles that had nothing to do with me or the work that was and is done here.
Defending my reputation meant more to me than making disciples of Christ.
Making enemies is not making disciples of Christ nor is or was giving these lost and deeply troubled people a platform very helpful either.
There were many times during that period when I felt like I was wearing a skeleton costume chasing the Karate Kid around the high school gym.
The question I began to ask myself was this;
What’s more important, making disciples of Christ and serving the visible Body of Christ or fighting with some misguided disconnected angry people?
The answer became obvious.
Teaching others about Christ is the most important role that we can play in the visible Body of Christ. Teaching others to do what Christ commanded comes after we teach these folks about Christ.
It’s unfair to hammer people for not doing what Christ commands if they don’t know Christ…..and how will they know about Christ if we don’t tell them about Him?
I should have given these folks the Gospel rather than spending my time giving them hell for not doing something that they are incapable to do apart from Christ.
I repent of this and won’t be involving myself in these situations types of situations and with these lost people again…..unless it’s to tell them about Jesus and give them the Gospel.
Is it important to you to share who Jesus is with those who know not Him?
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Grab this great free downloadable book from John Piper here.
Reading the Gospel of John will be a great benefit to you as well.
There are people out there who need to hear about the real Jesus Christ and not the phony one the enemy has put out there to possibly deceive even the very elect.
Let’s get after it my friends…..