17 July 2022
Jesus said He came to earth so that we can experience the truly abundant life that flows from intimate knowledge of God the Father. It's even bigger than dealing with our sin problem and going to heaven when we die, though it does that too. We are meant to experience that abundant life now and guide others into their own abundant experience in God's Kingdom. Jesus told us to go and make disciples of all nations, which is bigger than just getting people converted to Christianity. Ultimately the purpose of our life in the Kingdom of God is replication. Just like God's instructions in the Garden of Eden, we are to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth. Until we see those we discipled go out and disciple others who in turn disciple others, we haven’t yet accomplished what we are called to do. Really we are to see spiritual “children” who in turn produce spiritual children of their own. True mission success is about seeing spiritual grandchildren.
The things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same things to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.— 2 Timothy 2:2 (WEB)