Why the Church Must Teach

Written by Gray Pearson on .

In the Great Commission, Jesus tells His disciples to go into all the world and make disciples.

It is recorded in the Bible in Matthew 28:19-20, and reads like this, "‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen."

As evangelical Christians, we take this scripture passage as our marching orders to share the truth of the Gospel everywhere, from here in Port Allen all the way to the ends of the earth.

I would hazard a guess that everyone who reads this passage will agree that Jesus is telling us that we need to make disciples, baptize them and teach them what it means to follow Christ.

Honestly, at times, as the body of Christ, we fail miserably at this task because we are afraid that we might offend someone, or that if they want to hear about Jesus, they would come to church, or a litany of other reasons that tend to make us shy away from witnessing to people. But that is the very reason that we as church have to teach, no, that we must teach!

We have a commission and a charge to make disciples, teaching them what it means to follow Christ.

The very essence of being a disciple, a follower of Christ, involves a commitment to learning about Christ. This learning focuses not only on the Scriptures, but also on the nurturing of faith in the life of the disciple, as well as the Christian way of life.

When the church fails to teach the rudimentary elements of the Christian faith, the church member fails to reach the maturity and level of commitment that includes the making of disciples as we ‘Go, therefore.’

As we undertake the task of making disciples, it is just as imperative that we teach them about the elements of the Christian faith as well.

This very real challenge and task of the church to teach will be what leads people to understand their involvement in the furthering of the Kingdom of God.

We would love to have you come join us as we learn about serving the Lord, being a disciple and making disciples, and worshiping the Lord God Almighty.

Our Sunday School starts at 9:15 and our Worship Service begins at 10:30.

Hope to see you soon!

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