When Jesus lived on earth he had a bunch of followers. He taught them how to live as God would want them to live. Just before Jesus left earth he gathered his closest 11 followers together and gave them a task:
The task was to devote their lives to teaching people all over the world how to follow him – how to live lives that worship God.
This commission has been passed down from generation to generation. Jesus looks each of us in the eye today and says ‘Go and make disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey my commands…’ What a responsibility! What a privilege!
Last night I accompanied some of the guys from church to the student dorms and we had a Bible study with a few of the students. It was pretty cool, 8 of us squashed into a small dormitory discussing the Bible. Loads of other students kept popping their heads in to see what was going on. And the best thing about it was that we were doing what Jesus was asking of us – teaching people how to follow him – plus learning ourselves along the way!