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Making Disciples: introduction Part 1/2

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Course Notes for a foundational level course on discipleship and how to make disciples

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Making Disciples: introduction Part 1/2

  1. 1. 1. What is the great commission - explain it - what do you think a disciple looks like? - what do you think Jesus thought a disciple of his would look like? This leads into what the essential qualities of disciples are - and this leads into maturity
  2. 2. 2. how did Jesus make disciples - how would you disciple a new believer - what practices and teaching / training content - then the example of Jesus
  3. 3. MAKING DISCIPLES Richard Chamberlain
  4. 4. Write your own definition of what a disciple is. ___________________ ___________________ ___________________
  5. 5. HOW DID JESUS START TO MAKE DISCIPLES?
  6. 6. Jesus knows who he is. Knows his task, to save the world. It is hard and challenging—has there ever been a harder task? Where should he start, what should he do?
  7. 7. Jesus knows who he is. Knows his task, to save the world. It is hard and challenging—has there ever been a harder task? Where should he start, what should he do? What advice would you give Jesus if he were on Earth today?
  8. 8. John 1 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming towards him and said,‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the one I meant when I said,“A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me.” 31 I myself did not know him, but the reason I came baptising with water was that he might be revealed to Israel.’ 32 Then John gave this testimony:‘I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. 33 And I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptise with water told me,“The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptise with the Holy Spirit.” 34 I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.’[f]
  9. 9. The first thing we see is he got baptised by John The Baptist (JTB). JTB had come when Israel was empty, longing for God. He started to speak the Word of God into the hearts of desperate people
  10. 10. Jesus goes to John, he needs to identify with the people he is here to save. JTB recognises Jesus and the process begins…
  11. 11. John 1:29, 36 John saw Jesus and said,‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!…37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. WHY?
  12. 12. What are you hungry for?
  13. 13. JTB had created in them a hunger for Messiah—and when Messiah came, they followed because they saw an answer to their hunger.
  14. 14. JTB had prepared people for what was to come —his ministry had produced a sense of expectancy, Messiah was coming. People were getting their lives ready for God to move again!
  15. 15. Preparation is important in disciple making.
  16. 16. In disciple making this time is like seeds of commitment are starting to germinate, but nothing can be seen yet.
  17. 17. Are you watching what God is doing?
  18. 18. John 1:37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning round, Jesus saw them following and asked,‘What do you want?’ They said,‘Rabbi’ (which means ‘Teacher’),‘where are you staying?’ 39 ‘Come,’ he replied,‘and you will see.’ So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him
  19. 19. Encourage questions and thinking
  20. 20. Don’t intimidate people
  21. 21. Allow discussion (carefully direct it)
  22. 22. 40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him,‘We have found the Messiah’ (that is, the Christ). 42 And he brought him to Jesus.
  23. 23. Andrew, listens to Jesus and then…
  24. 24. Jesus looked at him and said,‘You are Simon son of John.You will be called Cephas’ (which, when translated, is Peter. What do you know of Peter’s personality (from the Bible)? What do you think Jesus saw in Peter?
  25. 25. • IMPULSIVE, •PRESUMPTUOUS • TAKE CHARGE GUY • MAKES BOLD STATEMENTS •STRONG HEART, • COURAGEOUS, • LOYAL
  26. 26. • IMPULSIVE, •PRESUMPTUOUS • TAKE CHARGE GUY • MAKES BOLD STATEMENTS •STRONG HEART, • COURAGEOUS, • LOYAL
  27. 27. • IMPULSIVE, •PRESUMPTUOUS • TAKE CHARGE GUY • MAKES BOLD STATEMENTS •STRONG HEART, • COURAGEOUS, • LOYAL
  28. 28. • IMPULSIVE, •PRESUMPTUOUS • TAKE CHARGE GUY • MAKES BOLD STATEMENTS •STRONG HEART, • COURAGEOUS, • LOYAL Jesus looked at him and saw the potential of a man filled with the Holy Spirit
  29. 29. Do you see in the power of the Holy Spirit or do you see with your natural sight?
  30. 30. Do you see in the power of the Holy Spirit or do you see with your natural sight? Do not depend upon your own wisdom. Seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit for spiritual understanding
  31. 31. Jesus observed people and then dealt with each personality in a different way: Peter - a bold prophetic word Nathanael - proof of his supernatural gifting,“I saw you…”
  32. 32. Jesus is adaptable. He speaks to people wherever they are and seems to understand, with sensitivity and divine insight, how to communicate with them.
  33. 33. John 1:49 Then Nathanael declared,‘Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.’ 50 Jesus said,‘You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig-tree.You will see greater things than that…you will see “heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on” the Son of Man.’
  34. 34. Jesus left them all on a note of curiosity…you haven’t seen anything yet!
  35. 35. Jesus saw the way to save people, to bring humanity back to God was people —not programmes!
  36. 36. E. M. Bounds “God’s plan is to make much of the man, far more of him than of anything else. Men are God’s method. The church is looking for better methods: God is looking for better men.”
  37. 37. Most pastors believe in people-oriented way of working in church and ministry—few are willing to actually do it in the way that Jesus did.
  38. 38. Do you want to take the risk and time to invest in the lives of people?
  39. 39. Every Christian needs to take time to select a few people and to spend time teaching them the basics, such as Bible study, prayer, outreach, and various ministry skills.
  40. 40. Do you show a good example?
  41. 41. Discipleship does not use emotional sermons, or music to get people to follow. The Holy Spirit must grip the persons heart and mind and to draw them on.
  42. 42. SUMMARY: HOW DID JESUS STARTTO MAKE DISCIPLES?
  43. 43. Jesus started his ministry with a simple invitation:“Come and see.”
  44. 44. In the first four-month period, he allowed people to observe who he was and to learn what he planned to do. He answered their questions at length.
  45. 45. Even though he was the Messiah, he did not force himself on the people of Israel.

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