Very often we invite people to church and hope to increase the number of members, but that isn’t necessarily what Jesus commanded here.  He wants every person to become His disciple.  So go, share the gospel with everybody, and help them become disciples.  Essentially Jesus said, “What I teach you, you need to teach them, and let them obey.”  Jesus teaches us to obey, then to teach other disciples to obey also.

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They must obey all the commands, including the Great Commission.  Then Jesus said, “I will be with you until the end of the world.” This is a promise.  If we want God’s promise, first we need to obey Jesus’ Great Commission.  A disciple hears, obeys, and passes on what his Master says, therefore, a disciple should be a trainer of others.  In other words, a TRAINER, not just a church member.