|The Distinction Between Disciples and Workers|
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, September 15 2003 07:54|
This article was originally published as a part of the series titled "Just A Thought"
The most influential speech uttered in history is the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20). More millions of man-hours and billions of dollars have been mobilized by that speech than any other in the history of the world.
The central mission of the church is “making disciples.” However, of the 108,000,000 American men 18 and older, only 6,000,000 are involved in discipleship—1 in 18. We have not been effective on our watch to make disciples of men. The results have been devastating: 33% of our nation’s children will go to bed tonight in a home without a biological father.
Nonetheless, the church is very busy. But if we are not making disciples, what have we been busy doing? A story to illustrate….