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 www.revealforchurch.com; Christian Life Profile (Zondervan 2005); RightNow Media; Grace 101; Dave Ferguson, 5 Ways to Bless Your Neighbors
- Define the great commission in two or three sentences.
- How does knowing that Jesus is with us and His Spirit is in us influence your disciple making?
- 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”?
- 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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.