However there was a command that Jesus made just prior to His Ascension. His last words clearly highlighted its importance and reflect
the second greatest command:
And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the
Son and the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of
the age." (Matthew 28:18-20)
For many Christians, this command to "make disciples" is understood to mean "evangelize." But disciple making is an encompassing
application of Bible knowledge and wisdom that goes far beyond the individual's pursuit of personal holiness and Christian living...
Obedient Christian living requires both training (discipleship) and outreach (evangelism).
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