The Great Commission

Why do so many Christians fail to make time to make disciples?

There are three verses in Matthew 28 that reveal why discipleship is so scarce among Christians. In Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus says, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me, Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And behold I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

The first reason Christians fail to make disciples is that they do not realize the Great Commission is a commandment and not a suggestion. Jesus says, “GO!” Since all authority has been given to Christ, his commands are to be followed.

The second reason we fail to make disciples is because we get busy doing good things. We present Jesus a full schedule of a lot of good things but not the main thing.

Finally, the third reason Christians fail to make disciples is do to fear. We forget that Jesus says, “I am with you always.” No matter the questions and doubts that come, Jesus assures his disciples that he will be with them.

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