Why did Jesus come to earth? Many would say, “So that he could die for our sins, and we could live with him forever.” Okay, I’ll buy that, but if that’s the only reason he came, then why did he call his disciples to follow him? Why did he spend so much time teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven/God? Why did he tell his followers “If you love me, you’ll obey me?”
Yes, Jesus came to die for us, but he also came to show us how to live. When we choose to follow him, we aren’t just buying into an idealistic set of Judeo-Christian values, but we are choosing to become like him.
The last command that he gave to those closest to him was to “Go into all of the world and make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19, 20a).
So, what does all of this mean to us at South Loop Church?
When you choose to follow Jesus, you need to be discipled. If you have been following him for a long time, then you are probably ready to disciple someone else.
Every church has their processes. To view ours CLICK HERE
Once you decide to be discipled the first thing you need to do is choose a Trainer (someone to disciple you). To view a short bios of our Trainers CLICK HERE