13 October 2020


By John Ollis

I read a statement recently that is attributed to John Wesley, the Founder of Methodism, a movement that so influenced especially the Western world in past centuries. Wesley said THE CHURCH CHANGES THE WORLD NOT BY MAKING CONVERTS BUT BY MAKING DISCIPLES.

We sure ever thank the Lord for the great Evangelists He has raised up especially in the last couple of centuries, and for the tens of millions that have come to Christ through their ministries, and for the hosts of personal evangelists (again over the centuries) who have witnessed to their faith and had the joy and privilege of leading people to Christ.

My readers know where my major burden lies and that is in the area of what I call Biblical Discipleship, so I just want to endorse support and encouragement and highlight John Wesley’s words today, that as Jesus commissioned every believer 2000 years ago Matt. 28:18-20 NKJV “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Let us not be so influenced by “modern evangelism” to get people to simply pray “The Sinner’s’ Prayer” but as Wesley states TO MAKE DISCIPLES, not just converts.

Did you know that Wesley used the term methodist to mean the methodical pursuit of Biblical holiness. That is what Biblical Discipleship is all about helping the new Believer to become more like Jesus,