The War of the Ages that has been raging across the globe has at last come to our homes’ doorsteps in the USA. The evidence of its destructive power is heard in the following statement, heard in so many Baptist families: “Our kids are lost from the Church to the world, but thank God, at least they are saved.”
Every true church of Jesus Christ on the earth is a “retailer” of the gospel, laboring to get the message of Christ to the host of families and individuals that surround it. It not only reaches out to the community, but most churches have a “store,” a church building, where the gospel is carefully taught and preached to those who will come. To make our “stores” prosper is usually a difficult and challenging task and requires great energy and personal resources.
Jesus told us to go everywhere making disciples, baptizing them and training them to obey him fully. This is His simple strategy for winning the world, our nation and our community. But what can we do when “nobody seems interested” in being made a disciple? It appears, more than ever, that people are not interested in the Bible or in the Good News of Jesus Christ. This is true of many Americans and it is certainly true of the people in many different nations of the world today. Is there no answer to these closed doors? How can we make disciples of those who are not at all interested?.