I have been reading the book Radical
by David Platt and have found myself delightfully challenged. One of the biggest areas that has been challenging me is found in chapter five as he describes the process of making disciples. Jesus had a very clear command as he delivered his last words to his disciples:
**Matthew 28:19 – Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
The idea is given that Sunday morning services at churches across the world were never intended for the message to stop with the listener. If we are truly intentional about receiving God’s word, it will always be with the intent to then pass it on to someone else.
When we focus on others, we will always grow personally. We will listen better. We will pray for application in our own lives. And we will learn how to articulate our faith and challenge others to grow. Beautiful.