When I was about 50, I figured out God wants me to ‘make disciples’ for Jesus. What does it mean, ‘make disciples’? It means two things:  tell people what they need to do to have a personal relationship with God, and  teach them what they need to do to grow and develop as followers (disciples) of Jesus. I’m 66 now, and I’m starting to get number ‘2’ down. I’m really learning to teach people to “observe all things [Jesus] has commanded us.” Matthew 28:19-20. Sometimes we have a real ‘victory in Jesus’ in that area. PTL!
But I still struggle with number ‘1’. I never quite know what to say to start a conversation about God. Most of the time I ask questions like ‘Where are you from?’ or ‘What do you like to do?’ Pretty soon you stumble on something you have in common. Continue reading