There is a great movement among evangelical circles today around creating disciples. The catch phrase seems to be we should be “disciples who make disciples who make disciples.” Certainly there is nothing wrong with this teaching, and it has been pushed forward by many for whom I have a great deal of respect. With all the fervor surrounding the movement, I have wondered if this was simply a new cover on the age-old evangelical strategy of getting as many people as possible to convert to Jesus.
I have a great aversion to the “I said the prayer so I’m good” model of Christianity, and in fact have the terrifying suspicion many who thought “they were good” will be anything but that when they die. Given this, I thought it necessary to take a deep dive into the answer to the question, “What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?”
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