Daily Devotion

Our Duty to Disciple

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations. . . . "
After I became a Christian, I wasn't really sure of what to do next. I was 17 years old and in high school. No one told me that I needed to read the Bible. No one told me that I should pray. No one told me that I should go to church. No one gave me any materials to read, much less a Bible.
So for a few days, I was in sort of a spiritual no-man's-land. I didn't really feel comfortable with my old friends that I had been hanging around with, but I didn't feel comfortable with the Christians either. One reason was that I could hardly understand what they were talking about as they spoke to each other in their cryptic, Christianese type of language.
Thankfully, a young man named Mark took me under his wing. He invited me to come to church with him and began to help me grow spiritually. He taught me how to read the Bible, and he prayed with me. He was the first actual Christian I knew who modeled for me what it meant to be a follower of Jesus. He wasn't a Bible scholar, but he was a real believer. He made an impact on my life and put me on the path of spiritual growth. In short, what Mark did was disciple me.
What he did for me is what we need to do for others—to not only seek to win men and women to Jesus Christ, but also to disciple them. Anything less than this is falling short of the Great Commission.

Share this today

Dig deeper

Read today's Bible passages

Ezekiel 25-28; Revelation 10

Follow Pastor Greg

Support now and receive

Face to Face with Jesus Book
A compilation of quotes, short stories, and devotional thoughts to help you know Jesus better, this book is yours when you donate to Harvest Ministries in January.
This Month's Resouce Donate
Apps & Channels

Our best content to help you know God and make Him known is now in one place on your mobile and TV devices for FREE!

Learn More

E-mail this devotion

You won't receive any unsolicited e-mail.
Your Information
Send to:
Loading...