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Seminar 103: Discipleship Explored

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by Johannes C.

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Seminar 103: Discipleship Explored

  1. 1. dis.ci.ple.ship explored <ul><li>European-Intl’ New Generation Global Leadership Forum 2010 </li></ul>“ 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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Mt. 28:19-20
  2. 2. Glorious opportunity !
  3. 3. <ul><li>I am a disciple of Jesus. </li></ul>
  4. 4. I. dis.ci.ple (definition) <ul><li>Latin: discipulus </li></ul><ul><li>A learner </li></ul><ul><li>A student </li></ul><ul><li>A person who follows and learns from another, especially one who then teaches others </li></ul><ul><li>One who belongs to the “school” of any leader of thought </li></ul><ul><li>A student of Jesus who practices discipleship to grow and mature to become like Christ. (Luke 6:40) </li></ul>
  5. 5. II.Why discipleship? <ul><li>1. Absolute necessity of discipleship because of corrupt times </li></ul>
  6. 7. II. Why discipleship? <ul><li>1. Absolute necessity of discipleship because of corrupt times </li></ul><ul><li>2. Christian discipleship is the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Mt 28:19-20) </li></ul>
  7. 9. III. What defines a disciple of Jesus? <ul><li>1. A disciple of Jesus accepts the gospel </li></ul><ul><li>“ For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor 15:3, 4) </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>2. A disciple of Jesus holds on to Jesus’ teachings through Bible study and teaches others. (John 8:31) </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>3. A disciple of Jesus loves Jesus and out of this love feeds his sheep. (John 21:17, 10:11) </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><li>4. A disciple of Jesus lives by faith. (Mark 11:22, 23) </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>5. A disciple of Jesus prays on his knees. </li></ul><ul><li>(John 14:13-14) </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>6. A disciple of Jesus hates his own life and gives up everything to follow Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>Self-denial and taking up the cross </li></ul><ul><li>(Luke 14:26, 33) </li></ul>
  13. 15. <ul><li>7. A disciple of Jesus is a leader. (John 6:1-14) </li></ul>
  14. 16. <ul><li>8. A disciple of Jesus obeys Jesus’ world mission command. (Mt 28:19) </li></ul>
  15. 17. IV. Jesus’ twelve
  16. 18. Who were the twelve? <ul><li>1. Chosen and called by Jesus according to God’s sovereignty. (John 15:16) </li></ul>
  17. 19. <ul><li>2. Men of obedience (Luke 5:5) </li></ul>
  18. 20. <ul><li>3. Simple and ordinary people with potential </li></ul>
  19. 21. V. Jesus’ Disciple-making Method
  20. 22. <ul><li>1. Common life (Mark 3:14) </li></ul>
  21. 23. <ul><li>2. Personal meeting: Jesus raised one person Peter to be the top disciple </li></ul>
  22. 24. 3. Bible study
  23. 25. <ul><li>4. Teaching on the spot (Mark 4, John 6) </li></ul>
  24. 26. <ul><li>5. Help them learn through failures </li></ul><ul><li>(Luke 22, John 21) </li></ul>
  25. 27. <ul><li>6. Repeat until they get it </li></ul>
  26. 28. <ul><li>7. Praise (John 1:47, Matthew 16:17) and Rebuke (Mark 4, 8) </li></ul>A+! F?!
  27. 29. <ul><ul><li>8. Application of faith </li></ul></ul>
  28. 30. V. How raised disciples
  29. 31. 1. 1:1 Bible study and deep Bible study
  30. 32. 2. Spiritual discipline A transformation process.
  31. 33. <ul><ul><li>a. Testimony writing </li></ul></ul>b. Early morning prayer and daily bread
  32. 34. <ul><li>3. Common life </li></ul>
  33. 35. VI. Disciple-makers are global leaders
  34. 36. <ul><li>To live as a global leader requires commitment, work, hard labor, time, and a decision of faith </li></ul>Why are we global leaders and what does it mean to be a global leader?
  35. 37. <ul><ul><li>First Generation and New Generation </li></ul></ul>
  36. 38. First Generation
  37. 39. New Generation
  38. 40. <ul><li>We are disciples of Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>Discipleship is the fulfillment of the Great Commission </li></ul><ul><li>When we understand God’s heart, we can be global leaders. </li></ul><ul><li>We need a decision of faith to commit and engage in life of mission. </li></ul>
  39. 41. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>

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