The Great Commission
Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”Matthew 28:16-20
Purpose – The Great Commission (Discipleship)
Go … Make Disciples … Baptize … Teach (Practice and Grow)
* Holy Spirit … So then, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth (1 Corinthians 3:7).
* Disciple-Maker … Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)
But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
* Local Church … And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers for the equipping of the saints for their works of service to building up of the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-12)
3 Pillars of Discipleship
Prayer … Relationship … Bible (Content: What To’s … Why To’s … How To’s)
What To’s (Right Things) … Christians ought to witness to the Unbelievers and the Unchurched of their love of Christ and Others by their lifestyles and their words.
Why To’s (Right Reasons) …So that Unbelievers might be saved and the Unchurched might find the Love and Fulfillment of the Church Community (Koinonia)
How To’s (Right Ways) … Share the Gospel (the Love and Good News of Jesus Christ) by your words and actions. Use the Outreach & Evangelism Tools – Little Britain Presbyterian Church (littlebritainchurch.org)
Process of Discipleship
Learn it … Love it … Live it
Biblical Greek of the English word ‘disciple’ is ‘mathetes’ which means learner. ‘Mathetes’ is one who learns by use and practice.
47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.”Luke6:47-49
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.James 1:22
Reference Book … “Personal Disciple-Making” by Christopher B. Adsit
(Associate National Director of Discipleship for the Military Ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ)