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 earth.
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
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