Living Out the Great Commission

I.   What is the Great Commission? (Matthew 28:16-20)


II.  What is a disciple? (John 8:31-32; 14:21; Romans 12:1-2; II Peter 1:2-3)

  • Student-follower of the ____________ , from the same root word as a daily whole burnt offering.


  • Discipleship research says we need to learn to be self- ____________ .


III. How can we make disciples? (Genesis 12:1-3)


  • A disciple is a follower of Jesus who is taking the next step of _________________ .



  • Big idea: To help people take the next step, keep it small, simple, and _____________ -led.


My takeaways/next step of obedience: ______________________________________________



Resources: Follow Me; Christian Life Profile (Zondervan 2005); RightNow Media; Grace 101; Dave Ferguson, 5 Ways to Bless Your Neighbors



Discussion Questions:

  1. Define the great commission in two or three sentences.
  2. How does knowing that Jesus is with us and His Spirit is in us influence your disciple making?
  3. How would your life be different if you approached each day with this mindset: “I give myself to You, Jesus, as a love offering to be completely used by You no matter what”?
  4. Where are you on the Reveal Discipleship Continuum: Exploring Christ, Growing in Christ, Close to Christ, Christ-Centered? Where do you want to be?  Please explain.
  5. On a 1-5 scale, how would you rate yourself as a disciple (follower of the Example)? What are one or two areas where you need to take some initiative to grow?  What do you find most difficult about being a disciple?  Is there anyone you have been blaming for your spiritual life from whom you need to seek forgiveness?
  6. On a 1-5 scale, how are you doing at making disciples? What areas need help?  What is one thing you can do to improve these?  Pray with a partner about this vital matter.
  7. If you haven’t already done so, take five minutes to complete your BLESS list. Share with a partner a sentence or two about each of your five and pray for each other for the “next step” with each.
  8. Are you surprised that 75% of your non-Christian friends want to hear more about your faith? Explain why or why not and how this fact could impact your witness.
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