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.
The Second Component of Disciple-Making is Showing the Word.
- We display His character to them.
I spelled out your character in detail to the men and women you gave me.
John 17:6 (The Message)
Truth #1: We are all His representatives in the world.
Truth #2: We have all of His resources.
I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. I am in them and you are in me. John 17:22-23 (NLT)
- We nurture His holiness in them.
I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. John 17:11
Avoid Two Extremes…
Extreme #1: Total separation from the world.
Extreme #2: Total saturation in the world.
So What Now?
Who has God given you to show the Word to?
How can you show the Word?
What do you need to sacrifice in order to show them the Word?