... a weekly letter of encouragement.
February 21, 1994
Jesus' final command to His disciples was "Go, MAKE DISCIPLES." (Matthew 28:18 - 20).
Tell me, are you obeying Christ's command to MAKE DISCIPLES?
If your answer is, "I'm very busy in Christian activity", you will have some serious answering to do at the Judgment Seat of Christ (II Corinthians 5:9 - 11).
"Activity is no substitute for productivity. Productivity is no substitute for re-productivity."
Christ MADE DISCIPLES, who in turn were commanded to MAKE DISCIPLES, who in turn were to MAKE DISCIPLES: Spiritual reproduction. He told us to do exactly the same:
"Go therefore and MAKE DISCIPLES of all nations...teaching them (your disciples) to observe all that I have commanded you (part of which is the making of disciples)..." (Matthew 28:19, 20) Spiritual multiplication.
Paul put it this way, "And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also." (II Timothy 2:2):
Paul discipled Timothy, who in turn was to disciple faithful men, who in turn were to teach others, who were to also teach others. Spiritual multiplication. Spiritual re-production: MAKING DISCIPLES.
Tell me, are you MAKING DISCIPLES? If not, why not?
When God evaluates us for the substance of our lives, the question will be asked, "Did you lay the foundation of Christ in people's lives?" That is the gold, silver, and precious stone that will stand the test of fire. It is called MAKING DISCIPLES. Everything else will be burned as dross (I Corinthians 3:10 - 15).
Tell me, are you MAKING DISCIPLES? Or are you just busy in Christian activity?
Have a great week!
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