Rainer in Breakout Churches, not many churches have defined what a disciple is and therefore are validating the old adage, “when you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.”
Matthew 28:18 – 20 does not say we are supposed to make converts – I checked the Greek. It does say we are supposed to make disciples. That raises a number of questions for which I do not have good answers.
- Is it right to expect people who are not disciples to respond as disciples when you share what Christ said to His disciples with them?
- Should we be more interested in making disciples in our churches rather than making converts?
- Is it right to expect Christ to treat us as a disciple, when we aren’t?
- Do the things that Christ said and promised to His disciples apply to those who are not His disciples?