- The Marching Orders for the Church: To Make Disciples
- Three Dimensions of Disciple Making
I. Going – Pre-Outreach
- Praying – Ask to See the Opportunity.
- Preparing – Make yourself ready for the task.
- Participating – Be involved in people’s lives.
II. Baptizing – Outreach Proper
- Conversing – Tell the Good News.
- Confronting – Help people see their need.
- Converting – Explain what it means to respond.
III. Teaching – Post Outreach
- Modeling – Show them how a Christian acts.
- Mentoring – Teach them how a Christian acts.
- Motivating – Encourage them to act like a Christian
- God Expects you to Make Disciples.
- God Has Equipped you to Make Disciples.
- There is no Excuse NOT to Make
This week we begin a new series of lessons entitled, Outreach 2022. It is our prayer that Covid-19 is becoming less of factor in the world and visitors will be more comfortable returning to church services and functions. This provides us with an opportunity to be more active in our personal outreach to friends, family, and colleagues. These lessons are designed to motivate and equip us for the task.
The command to make disciples is not optional for the child of God. Jesus gave us our marching orders in Matthew 28:18-20. We are to “make disciples of all nations.” A disciple is a follower of Jesus. Three participle phrases modify this command – going, baptizing, and teaching. This is how we are to make disciples. I have summarized these as pre-outreach, outreach, and post-outreach. We are to seek the lost, convert the lost, and help mature the saved into faithful disciples of Jesus.
There is something we all can do in this process. Let’s explore this together! I’ll say more in my lesson.
I hope you will join us! Joey