The most loving thing we can do for another person is to introduce them to Jesus and help them grow in their relationship with Jesus. God has invited us to partner with Him to love people, to make disciples.
Go And Make Disciples
In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus commands us to go make disciples of nations [people groups], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that He has commanded us.
1 Timothy 2:3-4 says, “This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” God desires all people to be saved and to come to know Him, and he invites you to partner with Him in that.
Luke 8:4-5; 11-15 says, “And when a great crowd was gathering and people from town after town came to Him, He said in a parable, ‘A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed, some fell along the path and was trampled underfoot, and the birds of the air devoured it. Now the parable is this: the seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, so that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy, but these have no root; they believe for a while, and in time of testing fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.’”
What is Jesus saying about introducing people to Jesus?
What does 2 Timothy 2:2 say about helping a person grow in their relationship with Jesus?
HOW CAN YOU RESPOND?
Think of one person you can talk with about Jesus in the next day.
Share your story with this person by answering these three questions:
1. What was my life like before Jesus?
2. How did I encounter Jesus?
3. What is my life like since I met Jesus?