The Great Commission Matthew 28:18-20: Make disciples
II Timothy 1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, to Timothy, a beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
II TIMOTHY – 7 key commands for a disciple 1.1:6 …stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 2.1:8 …do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, … 9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, 3.1:13 Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. 14 That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
II TIMOTHY – 7 key commands for a disciple 4.2:2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 5.2:15 Be diligent (study – KJV) to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 6.2:22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 7.4:2 Preach the word! 4:5 …fulfill your ministry.
THE BASICS DISCIPLES are called DISCIPLES are disciplined DISCIPLES make disciples
Stir up the gift (1:6) You have a holy calling (1:8-9) Fulfil your ministry (4:2,6) DISCIPLES are called for a purpose
Study/ be diligent (2:15) Hold fast (know) the Word (1:13) Fight temptation (2:22) DISCIPLES are disciplined
Pass it on (2:2) Preach the Word (4:2) DISCIPLES make disciples
Theme for 2014 (Be, then) GO & MAKE DISCIPLES Where are you in the disciple growth process? 1.Ready to make your calling and election sure John 3:3,5 Don’t call yourself a Christian if you are not yet a disciple 2 Peter 1:10 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; 2.Ready to be disciplined Study the word, fight the sin, 3.Ready to make disciples GO and make disciples (Matt 28:18-20)
What did God write in his book of remembrance about me today? Mal 3:16 Devotional walk with God Words of Worth Prayer Turning others to righteousness Good works
Question of the year: Will you … Go and Make Disciples …?