Screen Shot 2016-02-26 at 6.46.20 PM.pngHOW DID JESUS AND THE APOSTLES MAKE DISCIPLES?

> “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” [Jesus, Matt. 4:19]

> “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself for us…” [Paul, Eph. 5:1,2]

> “Therefore I urge you to imitate me.” [Paul, 1 Cor. 4:16]

> “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” [Paul, 1 Cor. 11:1]

> “Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.” [Paul, Phil. 3:17]

> “For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea. For you suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they did from the Jews…” [Paul, 1 Thess. 2:14]

> “…so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” [Writer of Hebrews, Heb. 6:12]

Perhaps we need simplify how we make disciples of Jesus Christ. What if it was no more complex than finding another believer and trying to imitate their life in what they were learning and doing in Christ?