Review: 1.We must proclaim with our lips that Christ is Lord (Romans 10:9) 2.We must prove with our life that Christ is our Lord (Luke 6:46; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20) 3.We must purpose to love God and love others (Matthew 22:37-40) a.Loving God is not based on sight (1 Peter 1:8) b.Loving God is shown by our obedience (John 14:15) c.Loving God is shown in our love for others (1 John 4:20) 4.We must ponder the loss (Luke 14:25-33; Philippians 3:8)
The Extent of the Discipleship Process (Matthew 28:18–20; Philippians 1:6)
The Enemies of the Discipleship Process (John 15:18–20)
Questions for Journaling:
Q1Stop for a minute and read Matthew 28. Try to place yourself in the disciples’ shoes as theywitnessed these things and heard these words from Jesus. How do you think you would havereacted?
Q2Assess your church experience in light of Jesus’s command to make disciples. Would you saythat your church is characterized by disciple making? Why or why not?
Q3Have you identified yourself with Jesus through being baptized? If so, why do you think this wasan important step for you to take? If not, what is holding you back from being baptized?
Q4Would you say that you’re ready to commit yourself to studying the Scriptures and investing inthe people around you? Why or why not?