“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20, NIV
Dear Praying friends,
Jesus’ Great Commission in Matthew 28 stands out as a blueprint for every believer. We are to go into the world and make disciples, not just converts. While Jesus ministered to thousands, His life’s focus was life on life discipleship with the twelve.
In his book “The Master Plan of Evangelism,” Robert Coleman outlines the biblical strategy for advancing the gospel and making disciples. He states:
“Having called his men, Jesus made a practice of being with them. This was the essence of his training program—just letting his disciples follow him….Knowledge was gained by association before it was understood by explanation.”
As the body of Christ, we need to rededicate ourselves to the simple art of discipleship by investing in others and leading by example. Would you take time this month to pray for a revival of life on life discipleship in our churches and elevation of this practice to the forefront?
One For Columbus Network championing discipleship is the Columbus Discipleship Network. A passionate, interdenominational group of believers representing a variety of discipleship approaches, the Columbus Discipleship Network exists to inspire disciplemakers across our city to grow God’s kingdom through life-on-life discipleship. Network meetings reflect a shared space to contribute our own experience and learn from other practitioners to be more effective in living out the Great Commission. To learn more, go to: https://www.columbusdiscipleship.org/
Click on the link below for the PDF of our prayer guide to direct your prayer time this month.