Thursday, May 05, 2011

The Disciplemaking Genius of Jesus—Part 1

At the tail end of his earthly ministry, the resurrected Jesus appeared to the eleven disciples and commanded them to “make disciples.”

I know. You’ve heard it a thousand times. But this time, I dare you to stop and ponder it for a moment.

How would Jesus’ eleven disciples have understood his command to “make disciples”?

If you’ll graciously allow me more than a little poetic license here, I’d like to take a shot at answering that question. When Jesus commanded his original eleven disciples to “make disciples,” I suggest that they would have heard something like this...

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