Scripture at Sunrise 2.9.2011

“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.” -Matthew 28:19-20

Making disciples is not an easy process. It is trying. It is messy. It is slow, tedious, even painful at times. It is all these things because it is relational. Jesus has not given us an effortless step-by-step formula for impacting nations for His glory. He has given us people, and He has said, “Live for them. Love them, serve them, and lead them. Lead them to follow me, and lead them to lead others to follow Me. In the process you will multiply the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

[David Platt in Radical, page 93]

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