Matthew 28: 19-20
“Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
New believers can energize a more mature believer. When someone who’s new in the faith comes into a church and is excited about Jesus, it most often energizes me as an older believer.
New believers need more mature believers to disciple them. They’re discovering things for the first time. Maybe they have questions about what a Scripture passage means. As an older believer, if I start helping them, I too, discover things I have forgotten. For me personally, this rekindles my passionate belief in my own faith.
If I am discipling a new believer, as I’m doing the discipling, I am greatly benefited. I am helping to make a new disciple. My witness benefits the new believer, but it also benefits me as I’m doing the discipling. That is why mature believers need an outlet. It’s called making disciples.
Jesus said, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age”. (Matthew 28: 19-20).
Thank you Jesus for all the new believers, and thank you that you lead me to them, so that I can teach and share my beliefs and my joy in knowing You. Amen