In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus says, “All power is given to Me in heaven and earth. So go into all the world and make disciples; baptizing them in the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; teaching them to do all the things I have commanded you. And know this, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” So what does it mean, “MAKE DISCIPLES”? There have been many books written on this very topic; and it would take a book to properly answer that question. The short answer is: 1] Tell others what is required to become a ‘disciple of Jesus’; and 2] Show them how to do it. ‘Disciple’ means, in Greek, ‘one who is taught’; also translated as ‘follower’. I usually think ‘one who is taught’ is one who is WILLING to be taught; and a ‘follower’ is one who is WILLING to follow.
Before we talk about what it MEANS to ‘make disciples’; we need to talk about what it does NOT mean.  It does not mean to preach the gospel and have people accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, even though that happens along the way; that is still just a step in making disciples. Continue reading