“Knowledge enables us to love God and love our neighbors more fully.
If we’re not putting what we know to work in our lives, then our knowledge will simply make us more arrogant. There’s a terrifying irony here: your study if he Bible could actually lead you further away from the Lord.
The problem definitely isn’t solved by studying less. Instead, we should be learning everything we can and immediately applying it. We should be begging God to give us a deeper love for Him and others so we can take the truths He reveals and put them into practice.”
The disciples went about making disciples, teaching them to obey everything that Jesus commanded and baptizing them. Some of them even moved to different areas or traveled around so that they could tell more people. They took Jesus’ words seriously– and literally.
Reading through the New Testament, it’s not surprising to read that Jesus’ followed were focused on making disciples– it makes sense in light of Jesus’ ministry and the Great Commission. The surprise comes when we look at our churches today in light of Jesus’ command to make disciples.
Why is it that we see so little disciple making taking place in the church today? Do we really believe that Jesus told His early followers to make disciples but wants the twenty-first-century church to do something different?
Francis Chan (Multiply, 29-30)