March 29, 2012
Today’s Text: Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Timothy 2:1-4
Today’s Key Thought: This great command by Jesus isn’t just about salvation and baptism. It’s about obedience!
Jesus continues to describe what making disciples looks like to the disciples when he said, “teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.” Aren’t you glad that Jesus had exemplified or “fleshed out” what it meant to do just that? He had given the commands and the teaching, and then He had taught them how to do what He had commanded.
If we are going to be good stewards of the gospel we have to be dedicated to teaching people how to follow Christ and to be dedicated to following Christ ourselves.
Paul communicated this idea to Timothy when He said in 2 Timothy 2:1-2, “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”
Are you following Jesus as a disciple? Are you being discipled by someone in your life? Who are you “teaching to observe” what Jesus had commanded?