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You Tell Them I Am Sent You

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ” God, furthermore, said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is My name forever, and this is My memorial-name to all generations.
Exodus 3:14‭-‬15 NASB1995

“You are My witnesses,” declares the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and believe Me And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me. I, even I, am the Lord, And there is no savior besides Me. It is I who have declared and saved and proclaimed, And there was no strange god among you; So you are My witnesses,” declares the Lord, “And I am God. Even from eternity I am He, And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?”
Isaiah 43:10-‬13 NASB1995

19 So that your trust may be in the Lord, I have taught you today, even you. 20 Have I not written to you excellent things Of counsels and knowledge, 21 To make you know the certainty of the words of truth That you may correctly answer him who sent you? Proverbs 22:19‭-‬21 NASB1995

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”
John 8:58 NASB1995

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18‭-‬20 NASB1995

You Tell Them I Am Sent You.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 1:1‭, ‬3‭-‬5 NASB1995

Are you a disciple maker?

Are you a disciple maker? If not, why?

If you are a believer and follower of Jesus you are a disciple and you have been commissioned to make other disciples.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:19‭-‬20 NASB

Excuses abound for all of us at one point or another in our life. But the evidence of what you put first in your priority list is your appointment book and spending report. Where you spend your time and disposable income shows your life priorities.

It takes a few moments of honest review to figure this out, but the truth is we all have the time to make disciples.

What does it mean to make disciples? Well, it means that you are taking time to mentor, teach, and show others how to observe all that Jesus commanded. And yes, you do have time.

We can incorporate discipleship into our work, exercise and family time. It only requires that we are intentional about the effort.

When Jesus was twelve years old, He already knew that He had to be focusing on the purpose that His father had for Him. He was sitting in the temple discussing and listening to the Old Testament Word of God with the scribes and priests. He was disciplining and being discipled.

How do we find time to fit discipleship into our lives? Here are some examples from my experience:

  • Incorporate prayer and Biblical discussion into your group workout time
  • Volunteer to teach a small group Bible study
  • Have coffee or lunch with an aquantence and sprinkle in your faith

What are we putting our funds in? And I know disposable income is in short supply. But should we spend it on that third specialized mountain bike or deer rifle, or maybe on a plane ticket and hotel stay for a missions trip? Not judging here, just being respectfully real.

And, disciple making isn’t just for pastors. Seriously, its probably harder for them to do because non-believers shy away from lunch meetings with preachers.

We don’t need a seminary degree to share the Gospel or to teach what Christ expects of us. I actually despise the term lay person, because it gives people an excuse to be derelict in their Christian duties.

Are you fulfilling the commission given by your King Jesus?

“Where you live doesn’t make you a missionary; the mission you are on does, regardless of your vocation or location.”

“Where you live doesn’t make you a missionary; the mission you are on does, regardless of your vocation or location.”

From “Sharing Jesus Without Freaking Out” by Alvin L. Reid

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