TEXT: Mark 3:14, Matthew 28:19-20
The concept of making disciples was so important to Jesus, that it constituted his last message to His disciples. He had been with these men and women, for three years, teaching, instructing, molding and imparting His life in them. When he was leaving, he left them this charge, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations….” (Matthew 28:19). We will look into this charge closely in order to understand and carry out the command of the Master.
- Who is a disciple? (Luke 9:23-24, Acts 4:13, 1 Corinthians 11:1)
- What are the requirements of being a disciple? (Hebrews 11:6, John 1:12, Luke 9:59-62, 1 Samuel 15:22-23)
- Who should make disciples? (Luke 9:2, Acts 10:32, Matthew 28:19)
- What is the purpose of discipleship? (Ephesians 4:11-14, Colossians 1:10)
- How are disciples made? a) The Jesus method – Luke 11:1, Matthew 11:1, Mark 6: 7 – 8 b) How can we apply this in our own life and environment?
- What are the benefits of discipleship? (Matthew 10;42, Ephesians 4:11-14, Proverbs 3:15-18)
- What are the challenges of making disciples? (John 1:11, Acts 5:40)
A Disciple must deny self, take up one’s cross and follow Christ. He must allow Jesus to be his/her Lord and mentor.
As Jesus explained, there are only two choices:
- To try to save one’s life and lose it, or
- To lose one’s life for the sake of the gospel and save it. Mark 8:35
What is your choice?
Memory verse: Matthew 28:19