He actually trained them to make disciples and sent them to make disciples. And He expected them to make disciples.
That’s what I love about reading the book of Acts! We actually see the disciples making disciples. First in Jerusalem and then beyond!
Jesus was a disciplemaker! If you are following Jesus, you will be a disciplemaker.
Often when I coach leaders I will ask them:
What result would you like to take away from our coaching conversation today?
I allow them to set the agenda for the conversation and I invite them to set the outcomes from our conversation.
I wonder what Jesus would tell you if you were to ask Him:
What result would you like to see from my life today?
I think many Christians would expect Jesus to say something like this…
- “Love one another as I have loved you.”
- “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
- “Abide in Me.”
- “Let your light shine before men.”
- “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.”
- “Go and sin no more.”
There are a lot of things that Jesus may expect from His followers. I think Jesus might say to me…
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” (Mt 28:18) or, “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.” (Mt 4:19)
I think Jesus actually expects His disciples to be making disciples!
The outcome of following Jesus is doing what Jesus did – making disciples!