Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Matthew 28:19-20
The First Component of Disciple-Making is Sharing the Word.
Our confidence in sharing the Word is grounded in
- God’s sovereignty
- Not our savvy.
What God gives us to accomplish the task…
- He gives us the people.
I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me… John 17:6
- He gives us the words.
For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. John 17:8
- He gives us the authority.
For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. John 17:2
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples… Matthew 28:18-19
Comfort Truth #1: Christ is exalted through our weakness.
Comfort Truth #2: People are saved through our witness.
- Do I know the Word?
- Will I share the Word?