Follow Me: Make Disciples

Excerpts from Follow Me study:
 
Jesus transformed everything about the disciples’ lives: their thoughts, their desires, their wills, their relationships, and ultimately their very purpose for living. Not surprisingly, the Book of Matthew ends with Jesus’ command for His disciples to make more disciples – what we know as the Great Commission:
 
Jesus came to them and said, ” All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:8-20
 
What are your initial reactions to Jesus’ words in these verses?
 
Do Jesus’ commands in these verses apply to you? Why or why not?
 
Considering Jesus’ call makes me wonder what we’re missing now. When I look at the church today, it seems that we’ve taken the costly command of Christ to go, baptize, and teach all nations and mutated it into a comfortable call for people to come, be baptized, and sit in one location. Many Christians seem to have exempted themselves from any personal responsibility to fish for men, and I’m convinced the majority of Christians wouldn’t identify making disciples of all nations as their primary purpose in life.
 
What’s your reaction to the previous statements?
 
Is making disciples of all nations the primary goal for your life? What evidence supports your answer?