Maybe this is just the ramblings of a sleep deprived traveler…but here’s what I’m wondering:
Do you think Jesus’ mission was different than ours? So many of our current conversations find their biblical basis in Matthew 28:18-20 (the Great Commission). It does seem to be our assignment or at least one of our assignments. After all, it’s also very clear that the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:36-40) is more than a suggestion…don’t you think?
I was telling some friends last week that my passion is connecting unconnected people. When I see the crowds I have compassion for them because they really are harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd (Matthew 9:36). When I see them as Jesus saw them I am learning to do what Jesus said to do. See also, Four Leading Indicators of Small Group Ministries That Make Disciples.
Am I excused from making disciples? No. Can our mission of making disciples surplant the need to seek and save the lost? No. Both are essential.
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