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topic 10 the why

Disciple-making is supposed to be normal. So why don't people do it?

Talking Points
  • Jesus came to the earth to help people pursue God, and his strategy was to empower generations to do it. 

  • Jesus picked fishermen instead of Pharisees to make a point: regular people can do this. Matthew 4:19

  • The crowds had sermons, but they needed shepherds to disciple them. 
    Matthew 9:36-37

  • Making disciples is a command, not a suggestion. Matthew 28:19-20

discussion questions
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?

  2. What do you think of when you hear the word “mentoring?” Have you ever had a mentor at school, in sports, or at work? Describe the relationship.

  3. Read John 1:43 (NLT). Is it surprising to you that Jesus picked a bunch of fishermen as his closest disciples? Explain.

  4. Make a list of the activities you consider to be “normal” in the Christian life. Is disciple-making on that list? Have you actually ever done it?

  5. Read Matthew 28:19-20 (NLT). Do you think the disciples felt qualified to become mentors? Do you feel qualified? Why or why not?

  6. Who personally helped you to pursue God? How did they do it?

  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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