What is “THERE” 什么是“那里” ？• Hardware of the Church – construction of the new building 教会的硬体 – 建堂工程• Software of the Church – the way we do Discipleship 教会的软体 – 我们如何带门徒
Matthew 马太 28:19-20“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,baptizing them in the name of the Father, and ofthe Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teachingthem to obey everything I have commandedyou. And surely I am with you always, to thevery end of the age”
• GO - a heart for lost people “ 去“ – 一颗怜悯失丧灵魂的心• MAKE – a heart to follow “ 建造” – 一颗跟从的心
“Prepare the People for the Place as you prepare the Place for the People”“ 为大众准备地方的同时也当为那地 方准备大众”
Another word for discipleship is FOLLOW 建造门徒的令一个词汇是跟从
Matthew 马太 4:19“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”耶稣就对他们说：“来跟从我，我要使你 们作得人的渔夫。”
Matthew 马太 8:18-2218 When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gaveorders to cross to the other side of the lake. 19 Thena teacher of the law came to him and said,“Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.”20 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds havenests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay hishead.” 21 Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first letme go and bury my father.” 22 But Jesus told him,“Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.”
Matthew 马太 9:9As Jesus went on from there, he saw a mannamed Matthew sitting at the tax collector’sbooth. “Follow me,” he told him, and Matthewgot up and followed him.耶稣从那里往前走，看见一个人，名叫马太，坐在税关那里，就对他说：“来跟从我！”他就起来跟从了耶稣。
Matthew 马太 10:38Whoever does not take up their crossand follow me is not worthy of me.凡不背起自己的十字架来跟从我的，也不配作属我的。
Matthew 马太 16:24Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wantsto be my disciple must deny themselves andtake up their cross and follow me.于是耶稣对门徒说：“如果有人愿意跟从我，就当舍己，背起他的十字架来跟从我。
Matthew 马太 19:21Jesus answered, “If you want to be perfect, go,sell your possessions and give to the poor, andyou will have treasure in heaven. Then come,follow me.”耶稣对他说：“如果你想要完全，就去变卖你所有的，分给穷人，你就必定有财宝在天上，而且你要来跟从我。”
Thoughts on FOLLOW 对跟从的想 法• Follow is simple but not easy 跟从是简单 ，但不容易• Follow can bring success OR 跟从会带来成 功或• Follow can be misapplied and cause one to stray 跟从也可被误用而令人迷失
Peter’s following 彼得的跟从 :Matt 马太 4:19“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”耶稣就对他们说：“来跟从我，我要使你 们作得人的渔夫。”
Luke 路 51 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake ofGennesaret, the people were crowding aroundhim and listening to the word of God. 2 He saw atthe water’s edge two boats, left there by thefishermen, who were washing their nets. 3 Hegot into one of the boats, the one belonging toSimon, and asked him to put out a little fromshore. Then he sat down and taught the peoplefrom the boat.
Luke 路 54 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon,“Put out into deep water, and let down the nets fora catch.” 5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve workedhard all night and haven’t caught anything. Butbecause you say so, I will let down the nets.”6 When they had done so, they caught such a largenumber of fish that their nets began to break.7 Sothey signaled their partners in the other boat tocome and help them, and they came and filled bothboats so full that they began to sink.
Luke 路 58 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am asinful man!” 9 For he and all his companionswere astonished at the catch of fish they hadtaken, 10 and so were James and John, the sonsof Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said toSimon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you willfish for people.” 11 So they pulled their boats upon shore, left everything and followed him.
Biblically, some follow because圣经的论点上，一些人跟从是因为：• There is healing 那里有医治• There is food provided 那里有食物供应• There is a popular trend to it 那里是个潮流• There is great teachings 那里有个超棒的教 导• There is always something that excites them 那里有令人兴奋的事
True following results in Making Disciples 真实的跟从带来门徒的建造
1.Peter’s Following Jesus is colorful 彼得跟从耶稣是多姿多彩的
• Peter’s glorious moment – his revelation of Christ 彼得最光荣的时刻 – 他对基督的启 示 (Matt 马太 16)• Peter’s worst moment – his denial of Christ 彼得最恶劣的时刻 – 他不认基督 (Matt 马 太 27)
Matt 马太 26:58But Peter followed him at a distance, rightup to the courtyard of the high priest. Heentered and sat down with the guards tosee the outcome.彼得远远地跟着耶稣，直到大祭司的官邸。他进到里面，和差役坐在一起，要看事情怎样了结。
John 211 Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by theSea of Galilee. It happened this way: 2 Simon Peter,Thomas (also known as Didymus), Nathanael from Canain Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other discipleswere together. 3 “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Petertold them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So theywent out and got into the boat, but that night theycaught nothing. 4 Early in the morning, Jesus stood onthe shore, but the disciples did not realize that it wasJesus. 5 He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you anyfish?” “No,” they answered.
John 216 He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat andyou will find some.” When they did, they were unable tohaul the net in because of the large number of fish. 7 Thenthe disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!”As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” hewrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken itoff) and jumped into the water. 8 The other disciplesfollowed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for theywere not far from shore, about a hundred yards. [c]9 Whenthey landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fishon it, and some bread.
John 2110 Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you havejust caught.”11 So Simon Peter climbed back into theboat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of largefish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn.12 Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Noneof the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” Theyknew it was the Lord. 13 Jesus came, took the bread andgave it to them, and did the same with the fish. 14 Thiswas now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciplesafter he was raised from the dead.
John 2115 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to SimonPeter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more thanthese?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” 16 Again Jesus said, “Simonson of John, do you love me?” He answered, “Yes, Lord,you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Take care of mysheep.” 17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son ofJohn, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesusasked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said,“Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
John 21Jesus said, “Feed my sheep. 18 Very truly I tell you, whenyou were younger you dressed yourself and wentwhere you wanted; but when you are old you willstretch out your hands, and someone else will dressyou and lead you where you do not want to go.” 19 Jesussaid this to indicate the kind of death by which Peterwould glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”
3. Peter’s FollowingResults in Making Disciples彼得的跟从带来建造门徒
• Peter and Aeneas / Dorcas 彼得与以尼雅 / 多 加 (Acts 使徒 9)• Peter and Cornelius 彼得与哥尼流 (Acts 使徒 10)• Peter and his Church 彼得与他的教会 (Acts 使 徒 12)• Peter and Paul 彼得与保罗 (Gal 加 1 ： 18)• Peter and his letters (1 Pet / 2 Pet) 彼得与他的 书信 (1 Pet 彼得前 /2 Peter 后书 )
True following results in making disciples! 真实的跟从带来建造门徒！