We make disciples by living life with people, accompanying them through days and weeks and years, all the while directing their gaze to Jesus and what he is doing in their lives.
Like Paul in Titus, disciplemakers live “to further the faith of God’s chosen ones and the knowledge of the truth that builds toward godliness, in hope of eternal life.” (Titus 1.1-2, my translation)
Thoughts on the phrase, “in hope of eternal life.”
- “Eternal life” is not just going to heaven when you die. It’s the abundant life that comes from living as God’s person in the here and now, a life lived in relationship with God that does not end when we leave this world but continues on into eternity.
- “Hope” in the Bible is not just something wished for. “Hope” is something you live into, something you aim your effort, your living, your prayer & fasting toward.