DISCIPLESHIP AND EVANGELISM

Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority (all power of absolute rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually—regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age. “Matthew 28:18-20 (Amplified Bible)

…Helping Jesus’ followers become His closest friends…  

 What is discipleship? devotion, relationships with other believers in care and accountability, and

Discipleship is the diligent and intentional teachings and practices that promote the lifelong lifestyle of becoming ever more like Jesus and reproducing the Christ-life in others.

What are some characteristics of discipleship?

• If discipleship had two bookends, they would be transformation and multiplication.

• Transformation of character often comes in response to repentance. Followers of Jesus never outgrow repentance.

• Discipleship is a process, not an event. We never graduate from growing more like Christ. It is a goal that should consume our attention until the day we meet Jesus face to face.

• We’re not disciples unless we’re discipling others. Multiplication comes as a result of evangelism and mentoring.

• Discipleship is a life spent seeking Christ-likeness in the company of other seekers.  As Jesus modeled it, discipleship is a contact sport.

• Since discipleship is a non-negotiable (it is the Great Commission), discipleship must be an intentional focus of every believer and every ministry.

What are the core values of a disciple?

• Evangelism (sharing the Good News of Jesus);

• Discipleship (becoming transformed by His Truth);

• Community (experiencing Life in the Fellowship of others who love him);

• Worship (delighting God in all you do);

• Service/Ministry (investing your energies in His purposes); and

• Power (being a dynamic presence for God in the world by the help of the Holy Spirit).Image result for our weekly devotion image

 

 

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