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topic 11 the what

If you're going to make disciples, you need to get the product right. Full circle followers of Jesus are marked by three things.

Talking Points
  • We start by trusting Jesus. This requires a work of God – it’s the Holy Spirit’s job to convict people of their need for him. Acts 2:36-37, John 16:8

  • We live to honor God. This requires a heart of submission – elevating God’s truth above your own opinions or feelings. John 6:60-67

  • We mature by helping others. This calls for boldness – a willingness to step out of your comfort zone and engage with someone far from God.  Acts 1:8, Acts 4:29-31

discussion questions
  1. What’s your initial reaction to this topic?

  2. How do you think most churches would describe a disciple?

  3. Make a list of words or concepts associated with “trusting Jesus”. Do the same for “honoring God”.

  4. Consider the marks of a disciple. What percentage of people at your church could be found in each category (include those who haven’t yet trusted Jesus)?

  5. Read Ephesians 4:13-14 (NLT). What does this say about the relationship between disciple-making and maturity?

  6. Read Matthew 28:19-20 (NLT). Find the three marks of a disciple in this passage.

  7. Consider the marks of a disciple. Write the name of someone under each category.

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