2. How Do I Begin to Disciple Someone? PDF


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In this second of four sessions of our “Being and Making Disciples” workshop held in Sacele on September 1,2012 we answered the question “How Did I Begin to Disciple Someone?. We started by looking at things we should take into consideration even before we start discipling someone like how we should model Jesus, the importance of focusing on relationships and the goal of what we do in discipleship. We then went on to look at five key things we should do to help those we are discipling to get off to a good start.

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2. How Do I Begin to Disciple Someone? PDF

  1. 1. How Do I Begin toDisciple Someone?
  2. 2. What DoesIt Mean to be aDisciple of Jesus?
  3. 3. The AnswerBeing a disciple of Jesus means that you live for Jesus and Jesus only. (see Philippians 1:21)
  4. 4. Make DisciplesJesus came and told his disciples, “Ihave been given all authority in heavenand on earth. Therefore, go and makedisciples of all the nations, baptizingthem in the name of the Father and theSon and the Holy Spirit. Teach thesenew disciples to obey all the commandsI have given you. And be sure of this: Iam with you always, even to the end ofthe age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)
  5. 5. How Do I Begin toDisciple Someone?
  6. 6. Before You Start
  7. 7. Thinker Statue
  8. 8. Model Jesus
  9. 9. Looking through Binoculars
  10. 10. Model JesusAnd you should imitate me, just as Iimitate Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:1 (NLT)
  11. 11. Model JesusWhatever you have learned orreceived or heard from me, or seenin me—put it into practice. And theGod of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9 (NIV)
  12. 12. How to Actively Model Jesus1.You watch me and I ask you questions2. You help me and we debrief3. I help you and make suggestions4. I watch you and give feedback5. You do alone and I give advice when you ask
  13. 13. Danger Sign
  14. 14. Danger!For some members of Chloe’s householdhave told me about your quarrels, my dearbrothers and sisters. Some of you aresaying, “I am a follower of Paul.” Othersare saying, “I follow Apollos,” or “I followPeter,” or “I follow only Christ.” Has Christbeen divided into factions? Was I, Paul,crucified for you? Were any of youbaptized in the name of Paul? Of coursenot! 1 Corinthians 1:11-13 (NLT)
  15. 15. Magnifying Glass
  16. 16. Outline of the Gospel 1. ? 2. Rebellion 3. Rescue 4. Restoration 5. Renewal
  17. 17. Outline of the Gospel 1. Relationship 2. Rebellion 3. Rescue 4. Restoration 5. Renewal
  18. 18. TrinitySymbol
  19. 19. Relationships = LoveBut when the Pharisees heard that hehad silenced the Sadducees with hisreply, they met together to question himagain. One of them, an expert inreligious law, tried to trap him with thisquestion: “Teacher, which is the mostimportant commandment in the law ofMoses?” Matthew 22:34-36 (NLT)
  20. 20. Love is the Main FocusJesus replied, “‘You must love the Lordyour God with all your heart, all yoursoul, and all your mind.’ This is the firstand greatest commandment. A secondis equally important: ‘Love yourneighbor as yourself.’ The entire lawand all the demands of the prophets arebased on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37-40 (NLT)
  21. 21. Jesus Hugging Guy
  22. 22. Danger Sign
  23. 23. Danger!Treating the person you are discipling as a project.
  24. 24. Other Considerations1. Be growing as a disciple yourself.2. Be honest and transparent.3. Pray all the time.4. Open your life up to those you disciple.5. Understand that discipleship is messy.6. Realize that you will probably get hurt.7. Remember there is a spiritual battle going on at all times.
  25. 25. What is the Goal?
  26. 26. The Goal of DisciplingMy dear children, for whom I am againin the pains of childbirth until Christ isformed in you, Galatians 4:19 (NIV)
  27. 27. The Goal of DisciplingFor those God foreknew he alsopredestined to be conformed tothe image of his Son… Romans 8:29 (NIV)
  28. 28. The Goal of DisciplingAnd we all, who with unveiled facescontemplate the Lord’s glory, arebeing transformed into his imagewith ever-increasing glory, whichcomes from the Lord, who is theSpirit. 2 Corinthians 3:18 (NIV)
  29. 29. Jesus
  30. 30. What is Christlikeness?1. To have the heart of Jesus.2. To have the character of Jesus.3. To love like Jesus.4. To obey like Jesus.5. To live like Jesus.
  31. 31. What is Christlikeness? Synonyms Holiness/Holy Godliness/Godly
  32. 32. How Do I Begin toDisciple Someone?
  33. 33. To Begin1. Pray.2. Spend time together and develop a friendship.3. Understand where they are at spiritually.4. Help them to understand the basics.5. Baptize them and have them partake of the Lord’s supper.
  34. 34. Pray1. Confess your weakness and need for help.2. Ask Jesus to give you His heart for who you are discipling.3. Ask for wisdom, guidance and discernment.
  35. 35. Friendship1. Go out and do things together.2. Find out what their likes, interests and passions are (music, TV, movies, sports, hobbies, etc.)3. Open up your house and life to them.
  36. 36. Spiritual State1. Have them tell you why and how they became a Christian.2. Have them explain the gospel to you.3. Ask them what they think it means to be a disciple of Jesus.
  37. 37. Understand the Basics1. The gospel2. Being a disciple of Jesus3. Baptism and Lord’s Supper
  38. 38. Basics - The Gospel1. Why do we need Jesus?Sin, spiritual death, judgement and hell.2. What did Jesus do to rescue us?Born of a virgin and became a man, lived asinless life and died a sacrificial death on cross.3. How do we receive salvation through Jesus?Repentance and faith.
  39. 39. Being a Disciple of Jesus Matthew 28:18-20 Mark 8:34-35 Luke 6:40, 14:25-27, 33John 8:31-32, 13:35, 14:15-16, 15:7-8 1 Peter 3:15 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 2 Corinthians 5:15 Galatians 2:20 (memorize)
  40. 40. Basics - Baptism1. Why be baptized?Go and make disciples of all the nations,baptizing them in the name of the Fatherand the Son and the Holy Spirit. Mt. 28:19Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized,every one of you, in the name of JesusChrist for the forgiveness of your sins.And you will receive the gift of the HolySpirit. Acts 2:38
  41. 41. Basics - Baptism2. What is baptism?A public testimony that you have repentedand are now a disciple of Jesus.We are those who have died to sin; how canwe live in it any longer? Or don’t you knowthat all of us who were baptized into ChristJesus were baptized into his death? We weretherefore buried with him through baptisminto death in order that, just as Christ wasraised from the dead through the glory of theFather, we too may live a new life. Ro 6:2-4
  42. 42. Basics - Lord’s Supper Matthew 26:26-29 Mark 14:22-25 Luke 22:14-20 1 Corinthians 11:23-34
  43. 43. Jordan River
  44. 44. Baptism & the Lord’s Supper 1. Share testimony 2. Recite “Disciple’s Creed” Bible verse - Galatians 2:20 3. Be baptized 4. Partake of first communion 5. Celebrate - have a party
  45. 45. Question MarkQuestion Mark