I’m sure many of you have played the game hide and seek. You all know the two outcomes of the game… stay hidden or be found. If you are as crafty as my son you will be tough to find. But someone who searches every nook and cranny will eventually find the one who is hiding, even the one who does not want to be found.
Jesus said in Luke 19:10, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” This is a key verse for the church. If that was Jesus’ goal it should be ours as well. Once people come to know Christ as their Savior the church’s job is not finished. According to Matthew 28:19 Jesus tells us, "to go make disciples." The word "Go," invokes action. If we are to properly respond to Jesus’ command to go make disciples, then we are to be seeking someone out. Not to just get them to church, but to teach them what a disciple is and what a disciple does.
A perfect example is found in 1 Kings 19:19-21 where Elijah went and found Elisha. Elijah sought out Elisha because God told him to. God spoke and Elijah responded. For years Elisha studied and followed Elijah until it was his time for him to lead. In the same way God will put someone on your heart that He wants you to seek out and disciple. The question is… are you willing to seek that person out, or let them stay hidden?
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