Sunday School &
Discipleship Ministries International
Rev. Dave Pettigrew, Chairman
PO Box 1006
Denison, TX 75021
Phone: (903) 465-4250
Then Jesus came near to them and said, "All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." - Matthew 28:18-20 (Holman CSB)
When Jesus was spending his last moments with his disciples he gave them this mission – to make disciples. From the disciple’s perspective, it sounded a bit different than it does to us today. Jesus told these men who had followed him through the years to go and reproduce the experience they had with him in others. If we carefully study this passage it calls on every follower of Jesus to make disciple makers!
For two thousand years, the church has been following Jesus and making disciple makers. As we continue to live obedient lives, we are constantly challenged by this commission. When we observe how Jesus made disciples, we see two things clearly emerge. His process was relational - he did life with his disciples. It was also intentional. Jesus knew that he would be leaving earth and that his disciples had to carry on the work. He carefully and intentionally prepared them to do that very thing.
Let us be relational and intentional in our disciplemaking. Making disciples is the most rewarding work you can do for the Kingdom!