On July 6th, 2016, Pokemon Go took the world by storm. Millions of people are getting out in their communities to go and catch pokemon that are hiding everywhere. As Christians we have been commanded to go, and yet often we are just sitting around. We have a far more important reason to get out into our communities, the Gospel of Christ.
Pokemon Go encourages players to get out and go. The reason they go is for the purpose of catching all 151 Pokemon that are out there somewhere. As Christians, We have a far more important reason to go. Jesus has commanded us to go and teach the gospel. But what exactly is the gospel? If we are to teach it, than we better know what it is.
As you advance in the game, you select what team you want to be on. From that point on, you identify with that color and that team. In a similar way, baptism is publicly identifying with the Lord Jesus Christ. It is a public profession of our faith. Baptism is not about salvation, but about telling others that we have been saved.
In order to level up your trainer, you have to complete certain tasks. As Christians, we should be growing as well. We do that by studying the Bible and putting it into practice in our lives. We should be learning and growing ourselves, but we should be helping others to learn and grow too. Who are you discipling?