Message: Teaching Jesus New Followers (Discipleship)

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Matthew 28:18-20

D isciplined

 I ndustrious

S ervant

C alled

I ntegrity

P ersevering

L earner

E mpowered

R eliable

16 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. 17 Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. 18 And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.
Ephesians 3:16-18 (NLT)

6 Foundational Goals:

1. Assurance of Salvation

2. Consistent Spiritual Disciplines

3. Established in Basic Doctrine

4. Developing Christ-likeness

5. Applying God’s Word and Experiencing the benefits

6. Reproducing these Goals in the lives of other people

1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 1 Peter 2:1-3

 Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. 1 Corinthians 4:15

Keep a balance of:

A. Encouraging  

B. Counseling    

C. Teaching

10 You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. 11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.  1 Thessalonians 2:10-12 (NIV)

“Jesus’ life provides the ultimate blueprint for whole-life discipleship. His disciples shared His everyday life—His highest and lowest moments. They saw Him from all sides, not just as a performer of miracles but also as a man who bore the Father’s burdens, got angry, and even wept. His investment in their lives would reap tremendous returns after His departure. We, too, have deposits to make in the lives of our brothers and sisters in the faith. —Pamela Toussaint, Homemade Disciples

  • Teach and Train in these
    three categories:
  • Devotional
  • For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter might have tempted you and our efforts might have been useless. May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.  1 Thessalonians 3:5,13

#1 Devotional Area

1. Salvation

2. Assurance

3. Devotions

4. Prayer

5. Scripture Memory

6. Bible Study

7. Confession of Sin

8. Overcoming Temptations

#2 Doctrinal Area

1. Bible Doctrine

2. Systematized Bible Knowledge

3. Apologetics

4. Biblical Problem Solving

#3 Discipleship Area

1. Evangelism

2. Testimony

3. Follow-up

4. Counseling

5. Time Management

28 We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. 29 To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me. Colossians 1:28-29 (NIV)

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We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us. 1 Thessalonians 2:8

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