Lately I’ve been thinking through how Jesus made disciples, based on my observations of scripture. I’ll post one insight per day here on my blog. You can find all of them by searching “How Jesus made disciples” on my blog.
Idea: this might make a good sermon series.
Jesus started with unbelievers and made disciples outside of the religious establishment.
Jesus didn’t do much recruiting within the temple. He called fishermen who were minding their own business, focused on earning their living. He called people going about their daily lives. They didn’t have to believe that Jesus was the Son of God or agree to a doctrinal statement; they just had to be willing to follow him and see.
What’s the lesson for us? People don’t have to be Christians to begin the journey of discipleship, just willing to explore.
Biblical passages to consider: John 4:1-26, Matthew 4:18-22, John 1:43-51
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