Stephen MurrayComment

Discipleship

Stephen MurrayComment
Discipleship

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Here are 11 practices to be active in while making disciples. Pull your bible out and take some notes.

1. Actively follow Jesus

How are you actively following Jesus?
Matthew 28:19-20
Matthew 8:22
Matthew 6:24
John 6:53-66
Luke 9:23
John 14:26
Luke 24:49
Acts 2:1-4
Acts 4:31
1 Corinthians 12:4-11
1 Corinthians 10:31
Ephesians 5:1-2

2. Actively call others into Discipleship

How are you actively calling others into discipleship?
Matthew 4:19
Matthew 9:9
Mark 2:14
John 1:43

3. Actively share your life with your disciples

How are you actively sharing your life with your disciples?
Matthew 5
Luke 22:7-23

4. Actively pray for your disciples

How are you actively praying for your disciples?
John 17:6-19
1 Samuel 12:23
Romans 1:8-12
1 Corinthians 1:4
Ephesians 1:17-19

5. Actively model life with Jesus for your disciples

How are you actively modeling life with Jesus for your disciples?
1 Cor. 11:1
1 Peter 2:21-23
1 John 2:6
1 Samuel 1:19
Mark 1:35-36

6. Actively challenge your disciples

How are you actively challenging your disciples?
Jesus challenged priorities (Mark 10:17-27)
Jesus challenged their faith (Matthew 10:7-8)
Jesus challenged their vision for their life. Great Commission expanded their vision (Matthew 28:19-20)
Jesus challenged them to die to themselves and take up their cross and follow him (Matthew 16:24)
Jesus challenged them to make the kingdom of God their first priority (Matthew 6:33)

7. Actively follow-up with your disciples

How are you actively following-up with your disciples?
Luke 16:10-12
Luke 17:3
Proverbs 27:17
Luke 10:17-24

8. Actively believe in your disciples

How are you actively believing in your disciples?
Mark 1:17
Matthew 16:18
Matthew 17:20
Mark 6:7

9. Actively encourage your disciples

How are you actively encouraging your disciples?
Acts 14:21-22

10. Actively share the gospel with your disciples

How are you actively sharing the gospel with your disciples?
Matthew 4:23
Luke 10:1-3

11. Actively encourage your disciples to make disciples

How are you actively encouraging your disciples to make disciples?
2 Timothy 2:2

 

Discipleship meetings Simplified:

Look up: Worship God together, read the word together, seek Him in prayer together. Give Him space to transform your knowing, your being, and your doing.

Look in: Pastorally care for your disciple and help them to grow. This is time for you to ask leading questions that help them process and recognize where they are at in their journey with God and will help you identify how you can encourage, exhort, and support them.

Example questions:

  • How are you?

  • What is stressing you out?

  • What do you need from God?

  • How can I support you?

  • Do you need to confess any sin and get free?

  • What has God been teaching you this past week?

  • How did you apply what we learned from last week?

Look out: How can you give away what you have received? How can you apply these truths in a way that it won't end with you, but begin with you? Take time to find simple, practical steps of faith your disciple can take to respond to what God is leading them to and who He is leading them to. Pray for them and tell them you will help hold them accountable to responding to God by following up with them the next time you meet. This can also look like you doing ministry together in some way (serving, evangelism, helping them disciple others, etc.)