And they became very much afraid and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him.” Mark 4:41Wow! Did you catch that? Even the wind and sea obey Him!
In the simplest sense, a disciplemaker needs to make disciples who make disciples. That’s the nature of a disciplemaker. They are intentionally making disciples. And those whom they disciple are intentionally making disciples. Disciplemakers are committed to multiplying generations of disciplemakers.
Every Christian is a missionary – sent by Jesus with the message of the cross in community with other Christians to those in the cultures around them.
And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed. (Matthew 4:19-20)
Over 50 years ago, Nate Saint, Jim Elliot, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully, and Pete Fleming were all spurred by a passion to share the gospel message with the Auca Indians in Ecuador. After making contact with this isolated tribe whose previous response to the outside world had been to attack all strangers, they together responded in obedience to Jesus — and tragically, all five men were killed by those they were trying to reach.
When Jesus sent His disciples to make disciples, He actually expected them to do what He said. He expected them to obey!
If you greatly desire something,have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.
Felicity Dale writes in An Army of Ordinary People,
And over a period of months in 2005, God led me to realize that it was time to transition out of my role as pastor. The final confirmation came while I was preaching the last message in a series on Disciplemaking in December. The theme of the message was on obedience.
As I train leaders and continue to write on this blog – it’s my passion to see every believer aligned with Jesus’ mission and following his strategy of making disciples who make disciples.