We are to teach all that
Jesus commanded that we should disciple all nations by teaching them
His commandments. Somewhere along the way we seem to have
missed the part where we are to teach His commands rather than our
own man-made traditions.
Discipleship—our strategy for raising disciples is not to indoctrinate or
bring a person through a program. Rather, our desire is to raise follow-
ers of Jesus who live His life 24/7. That takes effort but is more effective
than simply downloading a bunch of doctrines into a person’s head.
Love God and neighbor
Jesus is looking for followers, not Pharisees. Hence, the very first step
is to personally follow His life. Live a life of love for God, for neighbor,
and for enemy. Be compassionate, forgiving, giving, and caring. Relate
with everyone, poor, rich, young, old, disabled, dissatisfied, sick,
healthy, widows, widowers, unfathered, abandoned, etc. Let His light
shine through you. Be a city set upon a hill. Be the salt of the earth.
Let God open your eyes
Then allow the Holy Spirit to draw others to you. Let Him choose the
next disciple—whether he/she be a new believer, an old believer, or a
non-believer. Open your eyes to see on whom He is moving with His
Spirit. Look for marks of faith upon people.
Let God open his eyes
Then open your life to that person. Let him/her see Jesus’ life in you.
Let him/her be drawn to the light that is in you. Remember, it is the Holy
Spirit that draws a person to Jesus Christ, not us. We cannot draw a
person to Jesus, in spite of any training we may have. You have to pray
to the Lord of the Harvest for more laborers. He alone can build His
Church. That is why Jesus said, “I will build My Church.”
Let the anointing teach
When he/she begins to ask questions about the hope that dwells in your
heart, be ready to give an answer. Point him/her to Jesus, not to Chris-
tian leaders or to Christian programs or to Christian organizations. We
are to be followers of Jesus, not followers of human apostles or d