There are many, many things that Christians can succeed at:
> We can succeed at becoming good servants of other people in church.
> We can succeed at helping the poor through short-term missions trips abroad.
> We can succeed at studying the bible and quoting smart theologians.
> We can succeed at living holy lives.
> We can succeed at bringing the best dish to the Sun. potluck.
> We can succeed at raising happy children.
> We can succeed at voicing our concerns over the political and moral future of America.
> We can succeed at finding new friends at church to fellowship with.
> We can succeed at becoming a more prayerful people.
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But are we succeeding at making disciples? With the people right in front of us in the place where we live? Or are we succeeding in the other areas of the faith while missing our main mission? How many of us know people that would name us as the person who brought them to Jesus Christ and was pivotal in them becoming a disciple?
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” [Matt. 28:19,20]