“And when day came, He called His disciples to Him and chose twelve of them, whom He also named as apostles.” Luke 6:13 (NASB)
Jesus cares more for quality than quantity (Luke 15:3 with the one lost sheep comes to mind)– he could have called thousands to be his disciples – he chose twelve. Twelve close friends and within the twelve he had three best friends.
He preached to thousands and has saved millions but He has a relationship with us as individuals. Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. Rev 3:20 (NASB) One on one – the Savior of the Universe – Wow! Just wow!
And he picked twelve men — one of whom betrayed Him.
How can you disciple 60 people?
You can’t. Not at once.
So, ultimately it is small groups for discipleship.
We see big numbers as a measure of success. Jesus seems to see quality and focus.
It’s not how many you have in Sunday school but rather what you do with what you have. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master Matthew 25:23 (NASB)
Let’s all grab our copy of This is the Gospel and find one or two for us to mentor and encourage.
Pray. Disciple. Mentor. Befriend. Quality relationships! Quality time! Quality experiences.
That’s a great way to start.