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MAKING DISCIPLES Elder Edward E. Terry


Agenda 

Definitions

Who grows the Church/church?

The Mission of the Church…

When and Where did it begin?

Questions


Definitions 

According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary, discipleship is defined as one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another Strong’s Concordance: a learner, pupil, one who follows one’s teaching


Who grows the Church/church? 

Must have effective leaders besides the Pastor to grow and teach the Christian community to heed Christ’s command to “Go and make disciples


The Mission of the Church… 

(Amplified)“Jesus approached and, breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. [19] Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, [20] Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you all the days (perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. Amen.”(Mt 28:18-20)


When and Where did it begin? 

John 1: 26-51 The declaration of truth about the Truth appeals to the hearts of mankind. Only Jesus (The Truth) can deal with the issues of the heart. Deuteronomy 6: 1-25


Questions “To be a follower/disciple as outlined in the above scriptural text requires devotion and loyalty to the Lamb of God. Disciples offer worship unto Christ, study the Word of God, and seek to make fellow disciples. It all begins when we make the choice to get to know Jesus better and more intimately.� - Edward E. Terry -


Lesson 1 Discipleship