BAPTISM IS A COMMITMENT to be a disciple-making community. We must remember that Jesus is not addressing a collection of individual leaders but a community of disciples. He is inviting them to fulfill his commission as coworkers with him. Again, his promise to be with them is not an assurance that he will remain with each one individually but that he will abide among them all as a community.
It takes a community of discipleship, gathered around the feet of Jesus, to teach others his way of life. As people on the go, we should be imparting the message and life of the kingdom by starting disciple-making communities wherever we are and wherever our travels may take us.
– Philip R. Meadows
Remembering Our Baptism
From pages 21-22 of Remembering Our Baptism: Discipleship and Mission in the Wesleyan Spirit by Philip R. Meadows. Copyright © 2017 by Philip R. Meadows. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Discipleship Resources. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
How do you see yourself as a part of a disciple-making community? Share your thoughts.
The LORD answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!
Psalm 20:1, NRSV
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This week we remember: Anthony of Padua (June 13).
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