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THOUGHTS

  • David Pryor

Disciple = Disciple Maker

What is the major pursuit of your life? What story do you want your life to tell? What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind? How do you want to be remembered after you’re gone? How you answer these questions will determine how you invest the one life you have to live.

Our achievements and our comforts will be long forgotten. Our generous moments will be remembered, but will the cause to which we contributed be the one that ultimately matters in eternity? Our pleasures in this world will be gone. The items on our bucket list that have nothing to do with knowing, trusting, following, treasuring, and proclaiming Jesus will look like utter foolishness.


“You cannot fulfill God’s purpose for your life while focusing on you own plans.”

–Rick Warren


But being a disciple of Jesus who makes other disciples is the greatest cause on earth. It’s the only cause that will ultimately matter.


“Making disciples is far more than a program. It is the mission

of our lives. It defines us. A disciple is a disciple maker.”

–Francis Chan


“The will of God is not something you add to your life. It’s a course

you choose. You either line yourself up with the Son of God...or you

capitulate to the principle which governs the rest of the world.”

–Elizabeth Elliot


God cares about those around you. Here are some of the people in whose lives you can make a BIG DIFFERENCE:


  • Your children

  • Your family

  • Your nonbelieving friends

  • People in your church

  • People in your Sunday School

  • The people where you work

  • Your “believing” friends

  • Your neighbors

  • People in your Small Group

  • People you encounter often


First be what you know Christ wants you to be, and then help other people with their greatest need—to learn how to trust and follow Jesus.