This past weekend, I had the privilege of being a part of “Multiply” with David Platt & Francis Chan. David Platt (author of “Radical”) and Francis Chan (author of “Crazy Love”) talked about what is missing and needed in most churches today – discipleship. The two of them have come together to shed light on this area of the church that we have not done a very good job of over the last few decades.
So what is “Multiply”? (Watch “Multiply” video)
Jesus’ command to make disciples in the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20) was not intended solely for the early disciples, nor is disciple-making the responsibility of a special class of Christians. Rather, all followers of Christ are called to make disciples, to fish for men (Matthew 4:19). Many don’t actively make disciples because they don’t know what it means to be a disciple.
On a practical level discipleship means that we look at other people and say exactly what Jesus said to his disciples: “Follow me.” To make disciples is to intentionally show the life of Christ before others, to share the gospel of Christ with others, to teach the Word of Christ to others, and to do all of this with a view toward reaching every people group in the world with the gospel.
Our desire is to come alongside local churches by emphasizing this glorious and much-neglected aspect of our calling as followers of Christ. With Multiply we want to encourage because some are unaware of their biblical responsibility to make disciples, and we want to equip because many do not know how to make disciples.
As “Multiply” was going on, I was tweeting some great quotes by both David Platt & Francis Chan, along with other people who had some great quotes regarding discipleship. I wanted to share some of them with you:
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