Lately I’ve been thinking through how Jesus made disciples, based on my observations of scripture. I’ll post one insight per day here. You can find all of them by searching “How Jesus made disciples” on my blog.
Jesus made disciples in the context of relationships.
He went to parties, weddings, people’s homes for dinner. People introduced him to their friends. In this way, Jesus became involved in natural networks of relationships:
While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. (Mark 2:15)
Lesson for us: Pay attention to the people around you in your natural network of relationships.
Biblical passages to consider: Mark 2:15, John 2:1-12, 2:13-25, John 11:1-44, John 12:1-11.