One of the great works of the Holy Spirit living in our lives is making disciples of Jesus Christ. We are called to go into all the world to do so. We as Christians often spend ourselves in different ways trying to plant, water, and see growth in those who have not yet come to know the Lord. How do we do it? What is our way of making disciples? This quote from Charles Spurgeon suggests that we should look at how our Lord Jesus made disciples and do the same:
“Soul-winning must be meat and drink to us. To do the Lord’s work must be as necessary as food to us. His Father’s work is that in which we also are engaged, and we cannot do better than imitate our Lord. Tell me, then, how Jesus set about it. Did He set about it by arranging to build a huge Tabernacle, or by organizing a monster Conference, or by publishing a great book, or by sounding a trumpet before Him in any other form? Did He aim at something great, and altogether out of the common line of service? Did He bid high for popularity, and wear Himself out by an exhausting sensationalism? No; He called disciples to Him one by one, and instructed each one with patient care. To take a typical instance of His method, watch Him as He paused in the heat of the day. He sat upon a well, and talked with a woman,—a woman who was none of the best. This looked like slow work, and very commonplace action. Yet we know that it was right and wise.” Charles Spurgeon An All Around Ministry
How have you worked to make disciples of Jesus Christ?
Do you agree with Spurgeon about emulating Christ in calling disciples one by one?
What mistakes and successes have you made that have informed your understanding of making disciples?