THE
   CURRENT
   CONTEXT
OF DISCIPLESHIP

    Session Six
Session Six Objectives
•   To distinguish between personal discipleship and
    man-centered discipleship

•   To share so...
YOU CAN CALL ME -AL
      Or, Contextualization and Mission-al Living
RANTS
        Or, Things I’m Not Tired of Talking About Yet
        Or, “Tips”
We learn about discipleship
from Jesus.
Discipleship is primarily an
“as we’re going” task.
                        while going
Matthew 28:19-20   MAKE DISCIPLES ...
Discipleship is free,
but it will cost us everything.
Though not complex,
discipleship is messy.
Living among fellow sinners, learning how to deal
 with it properly, is the principle form of industrial
grade sandpaper t...
Though not complex,
discipleship is messy.
       The mess might hurt.
       The mess will test your patience.
       The...
Discipleship is about persons
not about programs.
Structures don’t grow
 ministry any more than
  trellises grow vines.
Marshall and Payne, The Trellis and the Vine, 17
Focus on the few
to reach the many.
Seek to help disciples become
independently dependent
on Christ.
The older/wiser need
to get to work.
            Titus 2:1-6
You won’t obey the
Great Commission
if you aren’t obeying the
Great Commandment.
              cf. 1 Timothy 4:15-16
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The Current Context of Discipleship

  1. 1. THE CURRENT CONTEXT OF DISCIPLESHIP Session Six
  2. 2. Session Six Objectives • To distinguish between personal discipleship and man-centered discipleship • To share some discipleship “tips”
  3. 3. YOU CAN CALL ME -AL Or, Contextualization and Mission-al Living
  4. 4. RANTS Or, Things I’m Not Tired of Talking About Yet Or, “Tips”
  5. 5. We learn about discipleship from Jesus.
  6. 6. Discipleship is primarily an “as we’re going” task. while going Matthew 28:19-20 MAKE DISCIPLES of all nations baptizing them teaching them
  7. 7. Discipleship is free, but it will cost us everything.
  8. 8. Though not complex, discipleship is messy.
  9. 9. Living among fellow sinners, learning how to deal with it properly, is the principle form of industrial grade sandpaper that the Holy Spirit uses on us. But many pietists, ... withdraw from that treatment, shrinking from it, and all in the name of maintaining their smooth surfaces. But hiding the rough cut lumber in an unlit shed is not the same thing as sanding. Doug Wilson,”Holy Ghost Industrial Sandpaper”
  10. 10. Though not complex, discipleship is messy. The mess might hurt. The mess will test your patience. The Trinity is not freaking out over sinners or immature believers. We cannot out-mess the gospel.
  11. 11. Discipleship is about persons not about programs.
  12. 12. Structures don’t grow ministry any more than trellises grow vines. Marshall and Payne, The Trellis and the Vine, 17
  13. 13. Focus on the few to reach the many.
  14. 14. Seek to help disciples become independently dependent on Christ.
  15. 15. The older/wiser need to get to work. Titus 2:1-6
  16. 16. You won’t obey the Great Commission if you aren’t obeying the Great Commandment. cf. 1 Timothy 4:15-16

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