Lesson 4: Motivations behind Discipleship
adapted from Francis Chan’s Multiply: Disciples making Disciples
1.Motivated to lead eagerly.
(1 Pet. 5:2)
2.Motivated to love exceptionally.
(1 Cor. 13:1–3)
3.Motivated to live as an example.
Questions for Journaling:
Q1 Take a moment to examine your heart. In all honesty, why do you want to make disciples? Do you struggle with wanting your actions to be noticed by others?
Q2 Read James 3:1–12 and meditate on James’s warning. How do these powerful words affect you? How might you need to adjust your approach to making disciples?
Q3 Up to this point, would you say that your desire to make disciples has been motivated by love? Why or why not?
Q4 Describe your love for the people God has placed in your life. What evidence can you point to that shows that you love the people around you?
Q5 In addition to praying fervently, what practical steps can you take to increase your love for people?
Q6 Would you say that your life is being transformed by the truth of God’s Word? Why or why not?
Q7 What changes do you need to make in order to live the truths that you will be teaching other people?
Q8 The things you’ve been thinking through in this session are not easy to address— there are no “quick fixes“ here. End your time with this session by praying that God will give you the proper motivation to make disciples, increase your love for Him and the people around you, and empower you to live out the truths that He has called you to teach to others.
Lesson 3: Snapshot of the Discipleship Process - Part 2