List of 20 Favorite Bible Verses About Making Disciples in 2023

February 08, 2023 6 min read

Making disciples is a responsibility that has been given to all believers, and these Bible verses can help us understand what is required of us. Here are 20 Scripture verses to consider when it comes to making disciples.


Matthew 28:19-20

“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.” This passage stands out as one of Jesus’ last commands before His ascension into Heaven. It is clear that we are called to take active steps in helping others learn about Jesus Christ and live according to His teachings.


2 Timothy 2:2

“And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” Paul encourages Timothy (and us) not only to learn God’s Word but also share it with others so they can learn as well. We should strive to find those who can help spread God’s Word even more so it can reach more people.


Mark 16:15 

“And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” The Great Commission was given by Jesus Himself! If we truly want to do our part in making disciples, then we must go out into our communities and proclaim Christ's message everywhere He leads us.


Colossians 1:28 

“Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus."We must never underestimate our calling - making disciples involves much more than just sharing information about Jesus; it requires actively forming relationships with others so they can grow perfect in Him too.


Luke 14:23

“And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled." Not everyone will want or be open hear God's word immediately - this verse tells us that despite their hesitance or rejection we should never give up on seeking ways for them encounter God's message too! 


Acts 1:8

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." When Christ promised His followers power through Him, He was referring specifically about sharing His love with those around us - no matter how close or far apart they may live from us. 


Romans 10:14-15

"How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?" Paul reminds Christians here that evangelism begins with being sent by God - if God calls upon us then He also provides everything else needed for successful missional work; like words prayer guidance etc. 


1 Peter 2:9

"But you are a chosen generation , a royal priesthood , a holy nation , His own special people , that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light," When it comes down making disciples sermons alone won't cut it - each Christian is given special gifts by God which must be used for proclaiming truth about Who He is!


John 17:20

"I do not pray for these alone , but also for those who will believe in Me through their word;" Before sending His followers off Jesus asked his Father protect future generations believers too- let this remind Christians today their duty doesn't stop after leading one person faith journey!


1 Corinthians 9:22

"To those who are without law , I became as without law (though not being without law toward God but under law toward Christ,) that I might win those who are without law ." It takes humility create an environment where someone feels safe enough explore faith journey- letting go any preconceived expectations allows room honest questions seeking process!


Philippians 2:15-16

"That you may become blameless children of God without fault among thousands sanctified ; for such a High Priest was fitting for us who is holy righteous harmless undefiled separate from sinners . " Living life example promotes spiritual growth among other followers better than anything else could ever do- let go pride serve humbly together strive same level holiness presented here!


1 Corinthians 3:5-9

“Who then is Apollos? Who is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one. I planted, Apollos watered, but God was causing the growth”. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building. Working with the Lord in the task of making disciples is an incredibly rewarding and humbling experience. As His followers, we must be willing to put in effort and dedication to help lead others to Him.


2 Corinthians 5:18-20

“All things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation”. To be reconciled to God is an incredible gift that must be communicated to others. It is our privilege and responsibility as believers to share this amazing grace and make disciples of Him.


2 Corinthians 5:11-13

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new”. This newness in life when we accept Jesus into our hearts can truly be transformative! We have an obligation to share this with those around us so they too can experience the true hope and joy found in salvation. 


1 Corinthians 4:15-16

“For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel”. Being someone’s spiritual father or mother means being invested in their lives and discipling them according to God’s will. It is an incredible honor to be given such a role by Jesus himself!


Titus 2:7-8

“In all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility…that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things”. Our actions speak louder than words when it comes to witness for Jesus—we must live out His truth as an example for others if we want them to follow Him too! 


Ephesians 4:11-13

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers”. The body of believers has many roles within it—all important for making disciples of Christ! Both teaching and living out His Word are essential elements that create lasting faithfulness among new believers. 


Proverbs 11:30

“The fruit of righteousness will be peace; The effect of righteousness will be quietness and assurance forever” . When we choose righteously before God He will grant us peace and a sense of security that comes from knowing our choices line up with His desires—which often includes making disciples!


James 5:19-20

“Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back…let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover multitude of sin”. A single act done out of obedience can save someone else from physical death or eternal punishment by embracing them back into fellowship with Jesus! That makes every effort put forth worth its weight in gold!


Hebrews 5:12-14

“For though by this time you ought to be teachers…you need someone teach you again the first principles of oracles…concerning faith in God”. As Christians, we must never take anything for granted—even simple truths like faith must continually reinforce because they provide building blocks for further understanding how best serve Him faithfully by making disciples along the way!

In conclusion, it's clear from Scripture that families are divinely ordained by God as an essential building block for society as a whole—and although families often come with challenges unique joys—God has provided plenty of guidance within His Word so that we can create healthy home environments where everyone feels loved valued respected and supported!.