You are called to make disciples of Jesus Christ. This is the primary goal of your life as a new believer.
Remember the two Great Commandments (Matthew 22:35–40, Mark 12:28–34, and Luke 10:27) which are: love God with all your heart, soul and mind and then to love your neighbor as yourself.
We do not love God if we do not do what He has clearly commanded us to do. Likewise, if we do not love others enough to share the Gospel with them, then we are not showing love to them at all. If you were headed towards destruction, would you not want someone to tell you how to avoid it?
Our Lord clearly calls us to be disciple makers (Matthew 28:18-20). We are to teach others about Him. This is even the reason we are given the Bible. The very famous verse 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NASB) says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Did you notice that?
We were not given the Bible just so that we ourselves can increase in knowledge, but rather God has given us the Bible so that we can be equipped and trained for doing good works. We are to be trained up so that we can go out and train others.
Failure to make disciples is at the core of the problems facing society today. When the Church grows silent, the world grows cold and dark. In a very real way, the Church responded to this crisis by dumbing down the messages and making Church more enjoyable for the unsaved. We wrote about this in a previous post- the Dumb Church.
However, this is great news for those of us living today!
It is true that studies have repeatedly demonstrated that fewer young people are identifying as Christians. However, in a massive study of the unchurched- most of nonbelievers have a positive overall view of Christianity and would like to learn more.
This means that Our Lord’s words are just as true in our day as they were in His, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few” Matthew 9:37. The problem is not that people are just all closed off to the Gospel now… instead the problem is that we are often unwilling to engage them.
As a Christian, you should be actively discipled by someone. Many of us are doing that, but that’s only part of the equation. You should also actively be discipling someone else.
This is why we’ve launched the Lord’s Army Outpost program. This program follows the method that Our Lord used to make a network of disciples that spread over the whole world and equips born-again believers to do the exact same thing today.
If you are a born-again believer, then you are called to a ministry. You are to disciple others. We are here to help.