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Nations and Neighbors

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010 in discipleship | 1 comment

Nations and Neighbors

Perhaps it’s just me, but I’ve found that when I think about “the nations,” I tend to push the responsibility of making disciples onto others.

But, when I think about “neighbors,” it is much more difficult to push the responsibility of making disciples onto others.

It’s interesting… when a “missionary” moves to another location, “the nations” become his or her “neighbors.” And, when someone from another country moves into my neighborhood, “the nations” become my “neighbors.”

Perhaps, if I focus on discipling my neighbors, then I can only worry about moving to the location where God tells me to move – or not move if God doesn’t direct me to move.

Unless, of course, I can hire someone else to carry my responsibility of discipling both the nations and my neighbors.


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  1. 6-29-2010

    great post

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