Jesus’ final command must be our first priority.
Making disciples is the sole mission of Christ’s church. But many of us find it very difficult to remain focused on this mission— there are so many other things competing for our attention. As a result, many American denominations and fellowships are in decline. Some appear to be in a death spiral. Even the churches of Christ are losing members: 200 people leave the churches of Christ every week, and every week in America a church of Christ goes out of business forever. Is the sun setting on Christianity in the West?
Not on our watch.
This book is a call for us to return to Christ’s revolutionary mission for His church. Let’s become fully mature followers of Jesus Christ. Let’s be transformed by His Word, through repentance, discipline, and obedience. Let’s become fishers of people, going out into the whole world with a message that we truly believe is good news. The times ahead may be difficult, but this will be our finest hour.
In fact, maybe the sun isn’t setting after all. With a restored perspective, we may see it’s actually rising. It’s a new day, and the Light of the World will soon make all things new.