Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I am a Disciple Maker

Luke 6:12-19

Jesus departed to the mountain to pray,

and he spent the night in prayer to God.When day came, he called his disciples to himself,and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles:Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew,James, John, Philip, Bartholomew,Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus,Simon who was called a Zealot,and Judas the son of James,and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
And he came down with them and stood on a stretch of level ground.A great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalemand the coastal region of Tyre and Sidoncame to hear him and to be healed of their diseases;and even those who were tormented by unclean spirits were cured.Everyone in the crowd sought to touch himbecause power came forth from him and healed them all.


I am a Leader of 12 Disciples.

Jesus Christ is a healer, teacher, friend, Savior, King and at the same time a disciple maker.

Some of us have may have different roles in the society like being a student, politician, teacher, accountant, engineer, journalist, lawyer, etc.

No matter what paths we’re taking what matters is we make and lead disciples.

Some of us would say, “member naman ako hin choir or music ministry”, “lector or sacristan naman ako”, “natutdo man ak hin catechism” , “inaatendaran ko naman tanan nga activities han YFC”, or “pwede naman ako magshare nalang about kay God at tumulong sa mga pangangailangan ng tao, so no need to lead disciples…”

Even Jesus Christ has the freedom to decide not to make disciples because he already performs a variety of roles especially of being the savior of the world but He still made and lead disciples.

This is what Jesus said before he left His disciples, Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).

Therefore if we are followers of Christ we will do what He commanded, that is to make disciples.

We cannot give what we don’t have

Of course, before we lead people, we should develop first a deep relationship with God. 

How can we share if we don’t still know about Him, right?

In the verses of 12-13 in today's Gospel, before Jesus went to His disciples He soaked Himself in prayer and meditation.

This is a perfect example of what we should do, to meet with God first before meeting your people. :)