Disciple Confusion

In those famous final words of Jesus in Matthew 28 he tells his followers to do some specific things. Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 The Issue So precisely because Jesus has all authority, he commands us to go and make these strange things known as disciples. What has been misunderstood by the modern church is that we are called to make disciples not just converts. Think a

PLAYING TO TIE

This is one of my favorite comics. I find it funny and sad both at the same time. Here's why I find it sad. If you just imagine Hagar being replaced by Jesus in this strip and Lucky Eddie's comments coming from the church, you may get some insight. The Scriptures are clear: Jesus calls us to dramatic, all-in, sacrificial, radical discipleship. He asks us to follow Him...to walk as he walked (1 John 2:6). And if that wasn't clear enough, he goes on to say crazy things like these familiar verses (that if we are honest, wish they weren't in there). As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes, and birds of

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