Together As Disciples
What did Jesus mean when He called some His ‘disciples’? He also commanded us to, “go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” [Matt. 28:19]
In our culture today, we can often place filters on top of what Jesus has told us. We sometimes think you have to go to another country as a missionary to be a disciple, or you have to be a pastor or Bible study leader.
How do we get to the root of what Jesus intended for us as His followers?
The term ‘disciple’ refers to someone who adheres to the teachings of another. Jesus intended for those He has saved to learn from Him and grow in character like Him. This comes through studying His Word, being sanctified by His Spirit and so many other means of grace we have been given through salvation.
What is so important about being a disciple is unity. Unity with God, but also unity with our brothers and sisters around the globe.
Ephesians 4:4 shows us that, “There is one body and one Spirit…” While God desires for us to remain in Him through His Word and prayer, He is also calling us to remain as one within His Body (the church) in order to bring Him glory.
Let’s stand united today with our family in Christ who shares our faith but not our freedom. Those that should be so dear to us are facing harassment, torture and even death in order to live out their faith. While it is an honor to bring glory to the one true God, it can often bring along tremendous heartache and despair. Please pray with us for persecuted Christians, our brothers and sisters, today.