(This is Part 2 of our Disciple Making Series. Read Part 1 here.)
The God-designed motive for mankind is to bring Him glory. Making disciples is the mission that flows from that motive. Christ came to make disciples and commanded the church to do the same. Making disciples is the mission of the church.
Jesus’ ministerial disposition was to make disciples. Jesus taught and healed and served people but His underlying and predominant purpose was to make disciples. Christ made disciples and expected them to reproduce by making other disciples. Paul’s natural and prevailing tendency was to help others grow toward maturity in Christ, in other words, make disciples. Making disciples was the dominant mission for both Jesus and Paul. [Read more…]