Develop Difference Makers
February 9, 2012 by revbruce
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen. – Matthew 28:19-20 (KJV)
The Great Commission gives us the disciple-making formula. We have been referencing it for years. We have used it for our mantra in evangelizing the entire world, putting much of our focus on the going and baptizing with regards to all nations and unto the end of the world.
What about the teaching part?
. . . and teach all nations. . .
. . . Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. . .
Our discipleship process should make a difference. It should make a difference in the people who are discipled by us. It should make a difference in them as they become fishers of men. It should make a difference in them to the point where they make a difference in the world around them. We, as the body of Christ, are to develop difference makers.
Get ideas and insights on how to develop difference makers:
We need today’s Christian to be able to sort through the muck and the mire. We need Christians who will know what is truth and what is false, calling out the false prophets and standing for the truth. We need Christians who are not blinded by the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, MTV and other fantasies. We need people who will stand upright as the world goes astray, working in this ministry of reconciliation
. We need Christians to serve as Christ’s army
Read the likes of J.C. Ryle
, Francis Chan, Oswald Chambers, Watchman Nee
, William Wilberforce, and William Carey
. Try to get a hold of the works of Hudson Taylor
, Richard Allen, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Al Sharpton. Look into men like William Tyndale
, Pat Robertson
, Jerry Falwell and John Bunyan
. Let the words of these men sink into your heart, mind and soul. See how they made a difference. See how others taught and trained them. See how you can develop others to make a difference.