If this world is all that there is, then focus on politics, food, drink, vacations, money, sports, and having our best body now. But if there is more to come, then we must live in light of the more to come and desire others to live this way as well. In fact, we love our neighbors by evangelizing. As Christians, we care about all suffering, but especially eternal suffering. We care about all sin, but especially the sin of unbelief. We care about all life, but especially eternal life. Making disciples matters to each of us because it truly matters forever.
Maybe we hesitate because we think there remains so much to learn. If you feel as though you have much to learn of Christ, then welcome to the club called “discipleship.” A disciple is by nature a learner. The moment we come to saving faith, we enroll in the school of Christ. It is a lifelong school from which there is no graduation. But also recognize that when we enter the school of Christ, we enter not only as a student but also as a teacher. If we know Christ, we know enough to share Christ.
Jesus gives this commission to all the disciples: “Go therefore and make disciples” (Matt. 28:18–20). Not to those with perfect faith—because there are none. Nor did He give it only to those with the greatest faith. Neither did He simply charge those with the most mature faith to make disciples. All are to go and make disciples.
When the disciples went out as evangelists, they did not go with academic degrees, wealth, prestige, armies, or political power to assist them. Christ simply sent them out with His Spirit and His Word. And from that little band of disciples, the faith spread to the ends of the earth. If you know Christ, you know enough to share Christ.