I tell you, in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who don’t need repentance.
What’s in a name? [Rock Star; Brain Surgeon; Politician; …]
and when he found him he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught large numbers. The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.
…I’d certainly desire that I/we be called Disciples in preference over Christians! What does being a disciple mean, especially in light of evangelism?
Our NAME. [Who Disciples ARE] ()
The B-Team [Fishermen]… (4.18, 21)
Christ-Called [He told them]… (4.19b)
With Jesus [Follow me]… (4.19a)
Ready to Go [Immediately]… (4.20, 22)
Our GAME. [What Disciples DO] ([; )]
Evangelists [Fishers of Men]… (4.19c)
Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
“I will make you”… [make = craft, cause to be, bring about]
MAKE DISCIPLES —> by GOing, baptizing, teaching
“Y’all make disciples!”
“Follow me,” he told them, “and I will make you fish for people.”
…Passing out the Bookmarks and 30-Day Prayer Guides. Calling on us all to intentional faithfulness in focusing our efforts into a Gospel conversation with our one.