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In Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus speaks those iconic words to the eleven 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 all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
For many years “discipleship” has been the focal point of much discussion, teaching and writing. Few have done more to advance discussion on the topic than Robert E. Coleman in his book “The Master Plan of Evangelism”.
Coleman states: “Why did Jesus deliberately concentrate His life upon comparatively so few people? Had he not come to save the world? With the glowing announcement of John the Baptist ringing in the ears of multitudes, the Master easily could have had an immediate following of thousands if He wanted them. Why did He not then capitalize upon His opportunities to enlist a mighty army of believers to take the world by storm? Surely the Son of God could have adopted a more enticing program of mass recruitment. Is it not rather disappointing that one with all the powers of the universe at His command would live and die to save the world, yet in the end have only a few ragged disciples to show for His labors?
The answer to this question focuses at once the real purpose of His plan for evangelism. Jesus was not trying to impress the crowd, but to usher in a Kingdom.”
When all things are considered it becomes apparent that Jesus’ grand scheme, His master plan for winning the world was…disciple making.
The question we are left to wrestle with is what does it mean to make a disciple? What are the fundamental elements that leap into the minds of His disciples when He hands over the mandate to “go and make disciples”? Furthermore, what elements of the model that Jesus laid out before His disciples transcend time and culture?
In short, what does it mean for us to make a disciple and how are we to go about the business of it?
For those of us here at Intentional, these question have become somewhat of an obsession and what you will discover in the Intentional model is a Biblical, reasonable and practical answer to the questions we wrestle with in regards to making disciples.
It is our sincere desire that you find the Intentional model for disciple making a compelling look at the subject and we look forward to joining you in the fulfillment of the Master’s plan!
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