we learned what a Christians are not supposed to do. Today let us look at what a Christian is supposed to do. By doing things that we were never meant to do we cause ourselves and others pain. We also can put a hug burden on ourselves. We don't want that, so here is the job description I think Christians have.
So what exactly does the job description look like? This is hard for me to pinpoint, because I am still oh so tired, and oh so far from where I should be. Grace be with me, and you as well.
16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted.18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” - Matthew 28
What exactly is a disciple? Well a disciple is a follower or student.
3. (initialcapitalletter) amemberoftheDisciplesofChrist.4.apersonwhoisapupiloranadherentofthedoctrinesofanother;follower: - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/disciple?s=t
To make disciples, we first must be a disciple. So that is the job description in a nutshell. Be a disciple and make disciples. Wow.
So how do we be a disciple. We learn and be opening to learning, and instruction. Instruction that comes from Christ through the word of God and the leaders God has put in our lives. When ever someone gives you guidance or instructions you should still see what the Bible says about it.
So know that we know that being a disciple means we are lifelong students of Christ; how do we make disciples. We make disciples by sharing our knowledge and what Christ is doing in our life. We can do this by showing people Christ's love, we can start conversations with them, or even invite them to church or church functions. However you decide to share Christ with others remember you should always pray.
Pray for guidance on who and how. Pray about who, pray that God will show you that person and use you to show that person to Jesus. Pray about how God would have you show His love to this person, pray that he will guide you. In the doing and the talking, pray for words of wisdom and openings into the conversation. Never cease to pray.
How do you continue to learn? How do you introduce others to Jesus?