An Unshakable Pursuit to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples

Multiply

“My friends, stand firm and don’t be shaken. Always keep busy working for the Lord. You know that everything you do for him is worthwhile” (1 Cor. 15:58, CEV1).

Do you know your multiplication tables? We had to memorize those lists when I was in grade school (which is NOT as long ago as you think!!!). You started with the zeroes (0 x 1, 0 x 2, 0 x 3 . . . ) which was supremely easy since the answer was zero! We had to memorize all the numbers between one and twelve, multiplied by 0–12. When you reached the end to learn that 12 x 12 is 144.

Now, to be fair, I don’t use my memorized multiplication tables daily. However, the idea of making disciples who make disciples is about multiplication. Now, I do not believe that discipling others is all about the numbers, by any means, but it is a part of the process of continuing to reach more people for Jesus.

As Paul teaches the people of Athens, he is reminding them that there is One True God who placed them on earth and wants a relationship with them. We as preschool leaders have the great opportunity to follow in Paul’s steps and begin teaching the young ones in our care about the God who “gives life, breath, and everything else to all people.” As we disciple these young learners, we help them as they grow to understand who God is, who Jesus is, and what we are on earth to do. We teach our preschoolers with the hope that they will grow to a relationship with Him and be able to tell their friends who He is.

We are also in the grand position of sharing with the families in our influence as well. And, in that we can also multiply our efforts. As Christ followers, we are to learn about Jesus and serve him and others. We also help others to see how they are a part of God’ story here on earth.

Missions education is a part of discipleship. Christ wants his followers to tell others about him!

As you teach about missions, as you consider your own unshakeable pursuit, do not forget to include others in your journey! As we seek to follow after Him, we can teach others who He is as well!

Pray: Father, I want to know You more. I also want to obey You and make You known to those around me. Guide me as I help others understand You more.

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1 Scripture quotations marked (CEV) are from the Contemporary English Version Copyright © 1995 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission.

By Julie Heath, Nashville, Tennessee

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