Matt: 28:16 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. The word teach means, “to make a disciple. To teach, to instruct.” Matt 28:17 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. The word teaching means, “to hold discourse with others in order to instruct them, deliver didactic discourses.” A Disciple is one who follows Jesus. Luke 14:26 If any man come to me and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. The word hate as implied here means, “to love less”. Luke 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. When Jesus called his Apostles He told them all, follow me and they immediately left all and followed Him. Almost all of us have heard it said that someone made a decision for Christ. Where does this word/idea of one making a decision come from? Jesus never asked anyone to make a decision. After a decision then what? Are churches today more interested in decisions or that of making disciples out of existing believers? Are churches today teaching believers through earnest*and*intelligent discourse to be followers of Jesus? As I’ve stated on this forum before it’s been my experience over the past 40 years that every service I've ever attended consisted of not much more that, “you gotta get saved; you gotta get saved; you gotta get saved.” If no one is walking the isle then it’s time for the guilt trip sermons. Being Christian should not be a burden even if we do bear our cross. Teaching believers through earnest and intelligent discourse to be followers of Jesus is a daunting task for sure but the Holy Spirit can make it happen. What say ye all?