Presentation on theme: "The Great Commission Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him,"— Presentation transcript:
The Great Commission Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20
... be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 2Timothy 2:2
Discipleship; Living Sacrifices to God I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:1,2
Discipleship Practice Begin ByUltimate Goal Pray Daily Prayer is essential to the life of faith. It is the chief way we communicate and stay in touch with God. Setting at least one time period each day when you will talk with God. To pray without ceasing and live prayerfully.
Discipleship Practice Begin ByUltimate Goal Worship Continually Communal worship is the primary way Christians connect both with God and each Worshiping with a congregation every week. Worship God in every moment of life and join with God’s people in worship as often as possible..
Discipleship Practice Begin ByUltimate Goal Study Diligently Studying the Bible, theology, and Christian history develops our minds and helps us to focus our thinking on God’s will. Participating in at least one group learning experience each week. Significant daily time devoted to study and several group learning experiences each week.
Discipleship Practice Begin ByUltimate Goal Live Faithfully To have integrity our lives must reflect what we believe, and we must seek to live in harmony with God’s will. Seeking God’s help in overcoming bad habits and behaviours. Complete honesty and integrity.
Discipleship Practice Begin ByUltimate Goal Serve Creatively All Christians are called to ministry in Jesus’ name. In our ministry we should creatively channel our spiritual gifts and interests to give glory to God. Engaging in at least one ministry activity. Generate ministries in which you engage others as partners in ministry with you.
Discipleship Practice Begin ByUltimate Goal Give Generously Our lives should reflect the self-giving love of God in Christ by the way we give of ourselves and our resources. Committing to giving a set proportion of your time and your income for God’s work. Commit to giving freely of your time and resources (tithing and beyond) as God calls you to give.
Discipleship Practice Begin ByUltimate Goal Witness Boldly Openly share your faith with others, both through your words and your actions. Sharing and discussing your faith and values with your family or a close friend. Freely share and discuss your faith and values with everyone you encounter.
“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20