My daily journaling from God’s Word. SOAP stands for Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer. Today’s journal comes from reading Matthew 28.
“Disciples” –Matthew 28:19
mathéteuó: To make a disciple; to teach, instruct; to be a disciple of one; to follow his precepts and instructions
mathétés: A learner, pupil, disciple
What is a disciple? A learner; One who receives instruction from and adheres to doctrines of another
Because Jesus has “all authority,” every person should humbly receive instruction from Him and obey His teachings. Those who don’t are rebelling. Choosing to honor His authority versus my own ideas is at the heart of what it means to be a disciple.
Discipleship involves obedience. The first step of obedience is baptism. Then we are to obey ALL He has commanded us.
1) I’ve been baptized. Baptize others.
2) Study the commands of Christ. Know what they are. Teach them to others.
Father, I receive this command to make disciples of Jesus. He’s worthy of every person’s allegiance. I am a disciple of Jesus; I pray I will never stop becoming a better one. I freshly accept this mission of making followers of Jesus!
For His glory, Amen.