The church today has done an incredible job of proclaiming the core of the Gospel of Jesus Christ as we see in Romans 10:9, “…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” We give thanks to God that we live in a world where many believe Jesus is Lord and that God raised him from the dead. However, John’s gospel reveals that Jesus spoke to those that believed in Him in John 8:31-32, saying “If you continue in My word, you really are my disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” If this is true, not all who believe in Jesus are disciples, but all disciples are believers. But why is this important? Because Jesus’ call was not only to have belief in him, but to put that belief into action…
Matthew 28:19-20 tells us that this action is to make disciples. “Go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you.” The Book of Acts reveals that this is exactly what the early church did, with Acts 6:6 informing us that “…the number of the disciples in Jerusalem multiplied greatly…” But what does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? How does one go about becoming a disciple and then fulfill the call to make disciples?
Here at The Lighthouse, our calling is to answer these questions so that we as the body of Christ can fulfill Jesus’ calling on our lives
And He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men."