Love God, Love Others and Make Disciples!

Posted: November 14, 2012 in build up, compassion, Disciple, Discipleship, Family, great commission, Marriage, Mentor, mentoring, Parenting

When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was (by a “religious” person—someone knowing a lot about God), His response was to love God and love one-another:
Matthew 22:36-40—”Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”  Jesus replied: “`Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. `This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: `Love your neighbor as yourself.  `All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
Then, before He ascends into heaven, He leaves the disciples His purpose for The Church (those of us who claim Jesus Christ as both our Savior AND our Lord)—to go make disciples:
Matthew 28:18-20—Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Followers of Christ are to love God (with every fiber of their being) and love others (as Jesus loves them) by building relationships with Him first and then with those around us.  This is mentoring Jesus style!  Then, we are to make disciples…how?  By continuing to love God and others and helping them take one step at a time closer to the God Who loves us deeply!  Discipleship is not simply knowing more about God, it is about knowing the God we love and read about!  The key to everything is relationship!
Do you want to transform your congregation, community and world?  If so, you must develop a biblical worldview mindset (by placing Him in the center of everything) and then simply do what He says…love Him, love others and make disciples!  As His True followers, none of these are optional!

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