We make, grow, and multiply disciples of Jesus by faithfully teaching and living out His gospel. Jesus gives both the command to make disciples and the model for how to do it. The good news is that Jesus has come to provide a means of forgiveness for the stain of sin, as well as redeem and restore the brokenness caused by sin. Thus, the gospel is not simply the entryway into the Christian life—it is also the power to flourish in it. Discipleship is God’s plan for the gospel to spread to all nations through His church so that His kingdom will continue to advance until the day when “the earth [is] filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14). It is the call of every believer to help fulfill the great commission. To be gospel-saturated in discipleship means that we are proactively participating in the work of redemption and restoration, helping people to be made more into the image of Jesus by showing them how the gospel addresses every aspect of brokenness caused by sin and supplies the power necessary for obedience.
Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 1:16; Romans; 10:9; 1 Corinthians 1:24; Colossians 3:1-17