16Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:16-20, NRSV)
What does it mean to go and make disciples?
Can you make someone believe or change their minds by telling them they are wrong and need to be different?
Can we help people change if we harp on them that their actions are leading them to a place they don’t want to go?
Usually, people will not change or follow a new understanding if we just yell at them and tell them they are wrong.
We need to be like the image…
We need to visit.
We need to minister.
We need to feed the hungry.
We need to welcome.
We need to live in relationship with people and let our lives show the love of God through our actions.
That will make disciples.