You must live by the example you hope to teach others. And our example is in Christ Jesus. Paul said it best….follow me as i follow Christ.
Making disciples. That’s it… the goal of our Christian walk. Leading others to follow Christ is our ultimate purpose.
Some of you are probably familiar with the John Piper quote, “Missions exists because worship doesn’t.” Our God is worthy of all people’s worship. So, out of love for God and love for people, we endeavor to lead those who aren’t currently worshiping God to do so. In other words, the purpose of making disciples is that people will worship God.
And this rings true in Scripture, doesn’t it? From the Ten Commandments (Ex 20, Dt 5) to the Great Commandment (Mt 22:36-40, Mk 12:28-31), God is concerned with people worshiping and loving himself above anything he created. This means that we are to subject ourselves to his lordship, obeying his commands. “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome” (1…
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