Jesus commands us to go everywhere and make disciples, baptizing them into the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything He commanded. (Matthew 28:19)
Baptizing people into the name of the Father, the Son and the Spirit is about demonstrating and celebrating their new Identity. This means:
- God is our Father and we are His Family;
- Jesus is our Lord and we are His Servants;
- The Holy Spirit is our Guide and Sender and we are His Missionaries.
These three identities are true of a disciple of Jesus.
In a nutshell a disciple is one who follows Jesus, is changed by Jesus, and helps others to do the same.