What’s the first thing the Creator said to His creation? Reproduce… (Genesis 1:28)
What’s one of the last things Jesus said to His followers? Reproduce… (Matthew 28:19)
What does God’s Word say to His Church over and over again? Reproduce!
1. Growth is NOT the same as reproduction. You can’t choose to grow…but you CAN choose to reproduce.
2. Unhealthy things don’t reproduce well. Unhealth always breeds unhealth.
3. Reproduction is vision for the future. It’s an opportunity to mold the future you’re passionate about seeing.
4. Reproduction is critical to survival. Judges 2:10-11
Reproducing disciples is THE most important task facing the Church… More important than teaching Sunday School, planning retreats, running children’s activies, organizing programs and preaching sermons. Combined.
The simple truth is this… If the Church doesn’t reproduce itself, it doesn’t matter how great any of those things are. When the current generation passes away, it’s game over.
Invest in the future. Perpetuate the Church. Reproduce disciples!