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Telling people about Jesus isn’t just about them getting saved, it’s also about making them disciples. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8) Jesus calls us not just to show people who He is so they can believe, He also calls us to teach them what it means to believe in and follow Him.

If you forget that believing in Jesus also means following and learning from Him, sometimes you can get so swept up in “getting people saved” (as if that was something we have power over instead of God) that you don’t help them after they get saved. Telling people about Jesus and teaching them what it means to follow Him are not things that you can do separately, but sometimes we try to do just that. It’s like convincing someone to join your military, then just handing them their gear and assuming they automatically know what to do with it. We should be showing them what each piece of gear is, how to use it, and when to use it. We should all be going to training together to be more like the Commander of the military.

The goal isn’t only to get people saved so they can go to Heaven, the goal is also discipleship, teaching people to follow and be more like Christ.

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