Wednesday, February 1, 2012
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit.” — Matthew 28:19
A disciple is anyone who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of Jesus Christ. At FCA we feel this is our duty, to go and make disciples of all nations. To do this and spread the word of God we have weekly Wednesday meeting times, an FCA banquet and a lock in at the school where we have huddle bible studies, play games, strengthen our relationship with others and God, and most importantly make fishers of men.
When people think of disciples, they think of the 12 (Simon Peter, Andrew, James and John, Philip, Nathanael-Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James, Simon, Jude Thaddaeus, Judas Iscariot) who followed Jesus, but they weren’t the only disciples. The definition of disciples says anyone who accepts and helps spread the word of God. That means that we are all Disciples of Christ. Whether you accept him or not, he is in your heart. It is whether you believe in him or not that makes you a Christian.
FCA is here to help athletes realize that God is already in their hearts and it time for them to make that game-changing play (FCA’s motto). As Disciples of Christ, it is our duty to go and make that game changing play. Your game-changing play may not be something really big. It may just be changing your attitude or getting better grades. Your game changer could even be fixing something that you did wrong. In God’s eyes all of those things are huge because doing them could bring you closer to Christ.
Having FCA in our school has changed so many people’s lives in ways that you can’t even imagine, even if it was just that someone happened to follow their friend there and then hearing the word of God opened their eyes for the first time. Sometimes just having a group to pray with helps someone so much with problems at home or brings them closer to Christ. We all work to the best of our ability to spread the word of God and make disciples of all nations.
Everyday, we wake up and pray that we go and make a difference in someone‘s life because remember “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” — Phil.4:13.
Now it’s your turn to go make that game-changing play.