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.
The Third Component of Disciple-Making is Teaching the Word.
Why do we teach the word to the people god has given to us?
We teach God’s Word for the salvation of others.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Romans 10:17
Three ways we accomplish the task of teaching the Word…
- We listen in order to teach the Word.
I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message… John 17:20
- We look for opportunities to share the Word.
I have a lot more to say about this, but it is hard to get it across to you since you’ve picked up this bad habit of not listening. By this time you ought to be teachers yourselves, yet here I find you need someone to sit down with you and go over the basics on God again, starting from square one—baby’s milk, when you should have been on solid food long ago! Milk is for beginners, inexperienced in God’s ways; solid food is for the mature, who have some practice in telling right from wrong. Hebrews 5:11-14 (The Message)
- We live a life that shows the Word.
Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Philippians 1:27
So What Now?
Who can I teach the Word to?
How can I teach the Word intentionally?
Will the Word stop with me or will the Word spread through me?