Day 14 | GROW - Be a Disciple

Today’s Scripture:

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing the in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit” Matthew 28: 19


Full Scripture Reading: Mathew 28: 16-20

Today’s Thought: 


A “disciple” is a kind of student. It is someone who follows the teaching of, learns from, and models their life after Jesus. When Jesus told His disciples to go and make disciples of all nations, they wouldn’t have seen this as a casual assignment to squeeze between other interests. This would need to become their primary focus. The disciples would have understood Jesus’ words to have pretty important implications. Our scripture today is the exact command Jesus imparted to the. Let’s look at each part of what He said.


“Go.” Disciple-making is not a passive activity. It requires intentional, strategic behavior. Christ’s followers couldn’t wait around for people to come to them and ask to become disciples. They would have to go out and make them, which speaks to strategic and intentional behavior.


“Make disciples.” To make other disciples, Jesus’ disciples would have to share the gospel message with people who had never heard it before. But that was only the first step. A disciple is more than someone who converts to a new religion. It’s someone who has committed their life to following Jesus. Communicating the gospel is a critical element of disciple-making, but it isn’t the end.


“Of all nations.” Jesus was a Jewish man, but during His ministry on earth, He taught that God was not only redeeming the people of Israel; God was also redeeming the world. Around the same time that Jesus gave the Great Commission, Jesus told His disciples, “You will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth: (Acts 1:8). This is critical to understand. Jesus’ message peace of reconciliation–of restored relationships–is for the whole world. Everyone on earth can become a disciple of Jesus, and Jesus commands His disciples to go to everyone.


Today’s Prayer: 


Let us pray.


Lord, we lift up our lives to you knowing that we need you in every part of our life. We need you as we continue to grow in your word, in your service, in your hope of how we can love our neighbors each and every day. Lord, we pray that you would help us to be an active disciple. Help us to go out into the world making disciples for you. Give us the courage and words to share the Gospel. Grow us faithfully to love as you do, unconditionally and always with hope in what is to come! We lift this prayer to you, and all God's People Said, AMEN.