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Disciples Are Made

Jesus drew near and said to them, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”[1]

Christ did not command us to go and make converts, but He did command us to go and make disciples. Disciples are made. Discipleship doesn’t happen haphazardly, but there’s a process, a path involved in making disciples.

Every Christian should ask themselves, Am I becoming a true disciple of Christ?

I frequently ask myself, What are my people becoming?

Through these next few blogs, I want to challenge you to:

  • Evaluate whether or not you are indeed becoming a true disciple of Christ,
  • Figure out what level you are in,
  • And then take the next step so you can grow even more.

So, what does it mean to be a disciple?

Vine’s Expository Dictionary gives us a clear definition of what a true disciple is.

Disciple [mathetes]:

  1. a learner
  2. a pupil
  3. a follower

And what we have here are three steps of discipleship.

A great way to encourage spiritual growth in your own life and in the lives of others is to join us Sunday nights for Growth Track. The Lakeview Church Growth Track guides you to discover your redemptive purpose and live the life God wants for you. Our process is comprised of four steps that equip you to follow Jesus, connect with other believers through the church, discover your God-given gifts, and use those gifts to impact others.

[1] Matthew 28:18-20 GN


About Ron Bontrager

Lead Pastor of Lakeview Church in Indianapolis.

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