The Biblical Pattern for Making Disciples: A Cross and a Mentor

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.” Amen (Jesus: Matt. 28:19-20).

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 (2 Timothy 2:2).

The NT was written is Greek. The Greek word for “disciple” means____________?

Disciplining a person is a biblical form of _____________________?

1.    Disciples are not merely made in a classroom or at seminary.

 

2.    Make disciples if you are a mature Christian or a recent convert.

 

3.    A priority: Jesus as a priority made disciples. He often took His disciples with Him to minister, rest, pray, teach, and serve—Jesus was discipling others while living life.

 

4.    Time is an important aspect in discipling others.

 

5.    Disciple making requires one to aim and pray for the goal of discipling others.

Paul also discipled while living daily life (2 Tim. 2:2) Paul mentored men as he lived his life-even in jail.

6.    Know the Word of God. Read it to apply it and to share it.

7.    Know doctrine. Learn it to apply it and to share it.

a.    Justification & Sanctification

b.    Trinity

c.    The Gospel

d.    Always bring tracks, invites, and the Bible with you.

Always admit your weaknesses.

It’s ALL about Jesus!

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Discipleship: What is More Important: Success or an Abundant Life?

 


Goal- Make disciples: followers of Christ

Goal- Well educated adult, respected job, affluence, popularity

Goal- A few deep relationships

Goal- Many superficial relationships

Results- Lasting eternal impact

Results- Temporary self-gratification

Results- 92% stay in church

Results- 6% to 25% stay in church

 

Luke 19:10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

 

John 20:21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

Mark 3:14 Then He appointed twelve, that they would be with Him and that He might send them out to preach.

Galatian 1:2 and all the brethren who are with me…

 

Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

 

Luke 9:21 And He strictly warned and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.”

 

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

 

Luke 9:23-25 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. 25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?”

 

Born Again: Regeneration

John 3:3-11 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

 

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

 

9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? 11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness.

 

 

 

John 15:1-20 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. … 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

 

5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.  … 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you …8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

 

9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

 

11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. 12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. … 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain… 17 These things I command you, that you love one another.

 

18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

 

 

Sanctified: Made holy or righteous; made perfect.

Sanctification: Being made holy, becoming more like Jesus; growing in holiness, obedience, and righteousness.

 

Hebrews 10:10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. 14 For by one offering He has sanctified (perfected) forever those who are being sanctified.

 

15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, 16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

 

See Titus 3:4-8

 

3 g’s   propitiation

 

Came to seek and save the lost Luke 19:10

 

When we make disciples, we are relating God to people and people to God. At this juncture disciples are made. This means we can seize the opportunity at the crowded intersections of life and relate how God is involved. We can bring God's perspective to bear on the situation and help disciples follow God's leadership in solving problems. The greatest discipling takes place when a disciple faces a crisis. Then he or she is most teachable.

 

 

 


Goal- Make disciples: followers of Christ

Goal- Well educated adult, respected job, affluence, popularity

Goal- A few deep relationships

Goal- Many superficial relationships

Results- Lasting eternal impact

Results- Temporary self gratification

Results- 92% stay in church

Results- 6% to 25% stay in church

 

What is more important; success or abundant life?