Following Jesus is the greatest joy in life.
Discipleship is all about following Jesus. Disciplemaking is all about helping others to follow Jesus — and helping others to help others to follow Jesus. Discipleship and Disciplemaking go hand in hand.
Following Jesus requires both discipleship (becoming like Jesus) and disciplemaking (helping others to become like Jesus).I think that many Christians have erroneously concluded that following Jesus is only about becoming like Jesus. They devote themselves to going to church, learning about Jesus, worshipping Jesus, and serving other Christians, yet they don’t actually engage in making disciples. Somehow there’s something major missing in the way we follow Jesus. We know the Great Commission. We know that Jesus expects His followers to make disciples who make disciples. We just don’t do what He says. We somehow believe that we can follow Jesus and love Jesus and become like Jesus, yet not have to do what He says.
Jesus said, “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?” (Luke 6:46)
This is an area that I’m trying to grow in. I want to be a good disciple and good disciplemaker. I want to do what He says. I hope you do too.