Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. — Matthew 28:18-20
God wants all of his children to be teachers of others, teaching each other about him and his loving plan of salvation. Doing so is a very big part of being a Christian. Many would prefer for God to work miracles for all to see that they might believe, but God prefers to use us, weak, human vessels, to convey his Good News to the world.
When Jesus said to the Apostles, “Go into all the world and make disciples”, he was actually calling them to teach. The word used in the original texts of the gospels for “make disciples” has a meaning closer to teach or to educate.
In Acts 14:21, it tells that the disciples “preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many”. The word “preached” comes from the Greek word euaggelizo meaning to announce good news. It’s where we get the term evangelism. The word “taught” however comes from the same Greek word used in Matthew 28:19 meaning to disciple or teach. In other words, there is a distinction made between proclaiming the gospel message and teaching a person to be a disciple of Christ. (Pierre Eade)
Linwood Baptist Church offers Bible studies every Sunday before services, beginning at 9:30a.m., teaching discipleship in our Lord Jesus Christ. Our classes are divided into three segments: men, women, and children. We also have classes for those who have recently come to faith in Christ Jesus.