Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Make Some Disciples

What are you making?

 Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus came and told His disciples, "I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Ephesians 1:21 Now He is far above any ruler or authority or power or leader or anything else--not only in this world but also in the world to come.

Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be My witnesses

Just a few days ago the Lamb of God that from a human perspective seemed to be totally powerless, he seemed to be unable to do anything for himself that day, but today we see that when we were looking at him on the cross we were so wrong about what he was capable of doing.

The man that took the role of the Passover lamb and humbled himself to die on the cross didn't do it because he didn't have the power to stop the events, oh no, he gave his life willingly (John 10:15-18). He could have easily taken the power of his captors away (Rom 13:1) so that they could not finish their evil plans, he could have caused their bodies to become too weak to bring any harm to him but instead Jesus actually empowered them to accomplish HIS purpose.

Jesus tells those people that are his disciples to go, go be the church, go tell others the good news, go and grow them into maturity in Christ. The question that we should never stop asking is this "What can we do to make disciples today?"

He didn't tell us to go and build programs and keep them forever because of tradition, he didn't tell us to go and make workers or tithers, he told us to go and have an affect on other people so that they will come to know him.

I have the power to be a witness for Christ, the power was given to me by Jesus I want to help create disciples in my church.

Help us Lord to remember the power that we have, you told us to go and make disciples and that is what we are to be doing. I pray that my church will become better equipped to make disciples.