Jesus is the eternal, divine son. He is also fully human. During his life, Jesus never relied upon his own divine authority or power but taught us how we can live—relying upon the goodness and power of the father. The call to make disciples is not something we do on our own. Like Jesus, we have our father’s kingdom at our disposal. He shows us how to do this work.
As a follower of Jesus, you have as your mission the great commission. The great commission is not about getting mere decisions for Christ, as important as they are. Instead, the great commission is walking, encouraging those around you to move from the chair they are sitting and move to the next chair. If we want to help people move chairs, make disciples, we need to look to Jesus and make disciples just like Jesus did. Jesus modeled a pattern for us to follow in making disciples. Jesus, 1) was committed to relational ministry (John 3:22), 2) invested in a few (the 12), 3) often prayed (45 examples of Jesus praying in gospels), 4) loved sinners, 5) balanced winning the lost, building believers and equipping workers.