Cedarville Magazine Fall 2019

s you are going, make disciples, teaching them to observe all that Jesus commanded. The Great Commission in Matthew 28:18–20 contains one imperative and three participles. The imperative is “make disciples.” The participles are “as you are going,” “baptizing,” and “teaching.” Modern evangelicalism breaks this imperative into multiple discussions. We discuss evangelism, missions, and discipleship often in separate categories. Yet the command to make disciples is accomplished by going (missions), baptizing (evangelism), and teaching (discipleship). At Cedarville University, obeying the Great Commission means a culture of making disciples by going, evangelizing, and teaching until the Word of Christ dwells in us richly (Col. 3:16 ). 2 Timothy 2:2 says, “what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” We desire to be a campus of 2 Timothy 2:2 men and women who entrust the teachings of Scripture to our students, who then live on mission for Christ wherever He sends them, teaching others also. We even expect and have this happening on campus as juniors and seniors mentor and disciple freshmen and sophomore students with the expectation that rising juniors and seniors will continue to pass on the biblical wisdom they have learned to each incoming class of Cedarville Yellow Jackets. In order to cultivate students for this mission, they must become Psalm 1 Christians. These students don’t walk in the counsel of the wicked, stand in the way of sinners, or sit A LIFE -ON- LIFE BY THOMAS WHITE Cedarville Magazine | 3