What Does it Mean to Be Disciple-Making?
Matthew 28:18-20 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.”
JESUS IS LORD — ALL AUTHORITY
MARCHING ORDERS OF THE CHURCH — MAKE DISCIPLES
THREE PARTICIPLES MODIFY MAKE DISCIPLES
GOING REFERS TO THE SEARCH
Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.
- How Do You Go About Finding the Lost?
- Three Popular Models…
BAPTIZING REFERS TO CONVERSION
- We Tell the Good News (Romans 10:17)
- They Respond in…
TEACHING REFERS TO CONTINUED TRAINING
Ephesians 4:11-16 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12 to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
ARE YOU OBEDIENT TO THE LORD’S COMMAND?