Key Scripture: Mark 3:13-14 “And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those whom He desired, and they came to Him. And He appointed twelve (whom He also named apostles) so that they might be with Him and He might send them out to preach.”
Notice Jesus calls TO Himself with the intent of “sending out.” The word commission actually means the act of committing or entrusting a person, group, etc., with supervisory power or authority. That’s what Jesus is doing—giving the disciples authority to carry on the mission of God. What is the mission of God? That all people worship and glorify God forever. The MEANS TO THAT mission is to make disciples.
My friends, if you have truly accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, Jesus has called you to Himself. He has chosen you to learn and to grow to look more like him, in order that you can go and make disciples who then go make disciples to glorify the Father. Jesus chose ordinary men, not seminary professors or preachers, men who would be obedient to His calling and willing to learn from Jesus. Jesus taught them how to pray, how to understand the Scriptures, and then He sent them out to teach others.
One great example of this is Peter. Jesus chose Peter as one of the twelve disciples, knowing that Peter would deny Him three times the night before He was crucified. Yet, Jesus chose Peter anyway knowing that he would remember all that he was taught and would continue Jesus’ ministry and teaching to the ends of the earth. How about you? Will you obey Jesus by following the commands of Scripture? To love Him is to obey Him. Luke 6:46, If you love me, you will obey my
Questions to Consider:
What is stopping you from becoming a disciple who makes disciples? (John 14:15-17).
Father, thank You for choosing me as a disciple. Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation.