Creating a Learning Network for Kingdom Builders!
Any game has fundamentals. If you are going for ice hockey, bottom line, you need to know how to skate. If your game is football, for all players: you must show up for the game. Baseball? You have to be able to swing a bat. You get the idea.
Let's look at the fundamentals that apply to all believers.
Great Commandment: Love God and Love our Neighbor as ourselves
Great Commission: Go make disciples of all nations
They, the first Christ-followers, devoted themselves to the Apostles’ teaching, Fellowship. Breaking of bread and Prayer.
Let's list them out.
Over the years, some believers have tried to get a 'pass' on #3. "I'm not called to make disciples" goes the argument. But, wait... the FIRST command of God was "Be fruitful and multiply." Who's going to teach the little ones? You got it? Making disciples starts in the home. At the end of Jesus' ministry he told us what he wants: go make disciples (disciplined followers) of all nations (people groups), teaching them to carry out everything he said. This is not a mysterious thing... rather we realize it or not, throughout our whole lives we influence others. Whether we realize it or not, we ARE making disciples. What kind of disciples are you making? People do what they see others do.
It might be time we learn to make disciples intentionally and effectively.
Next chapter: Where Are We Going to Play the Game?