Turning Christ’s Words Into Deeds To Create Disciples

Turning Christ’s Words Into Deeds To Create Disciples

One man quickly showed how to and how not to use the Bible to create disciples by changing hearts and winning people over for Jesus Christ.

It’s easier to talk than it is to act. If you want to know and understand someone’s priorities and goals, don’t simply listen to their words. Instead, watch their actions, and if those actions match the words they speak, then you know they mean what they say. As the old saying goes, talk is cheap. That can be said about many Christians.  

So often, we as Christians will read and memorize passages in the Bible and then not put Christ’s words into action. That makes absolutely no sense, right? What good is knowledge and knowing the way, the truth and the life if we never share it? 

In a clip posted on YouTube, one man made this point, using the children’s game “Simon Says” to illustrate people in the church and their inaction when it comes to doing the things Jesus said and commanded. 

“It’s just, it was a very simple game,” he said. “But it’s so weird how in the church, “Jesus Says” is a totally different game. If Jesus says something, you don’t have to do it. You just have to memorize it.”

“When he tells us to go out and make disciples, and how many people in our churches are actually making disciples? But they memorized it,” he said. 

He also uses telling his daughter to clean her room as an example of following and putting Christ’s words into action. 

“You know, when I tell my daughter, ‘Hey, Rach, go clean your room,’ she doesn’t come back to me two hours later and go, ‘I memorized what you said,’” he said. 

Studying and memorizing God’s Word is a good and worthwhile activity, but what good is all that study if we never put Christ’s commands and words into use? 

Matthew 28:19-20 “Go then, and make disciples of all the nations, giving them baptism in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to keep all the rules which I have given you: and see, I am ever with you, even to the end of the world.”

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