The To Do’s of Disciple Making
Our task is to Make Disciples. How? Here’s a great list of to do’s from the Apostle Paul in 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13.
1. Share the Gospel
“we preached God’s gospel to you” – Discipleship starts with evangelism. No gospel sharing will lead to no disciple making.
- Who have you shared the gospel with recently?
- Who are you praying for that needs to hear the gospel?
2. Conduct yourself with Honesty & Devotion
“You are witnesses, and so is God, of how devoutly, righteously, and blamelessly we conducted ourselves with you believers.” – The conduct of the disciple maker sets the example for new disciples.
- Does your conduct match your conversation?
- Are new believers drawn to you?
- Are you living as an example that someone else should follow?
- What gaps do you need to close in your life right now in the area of conduct, habits, words, attitude?
3. Encourage, Comfort, Urge the Disciples On
“we encouraged, comforted, and implored each one of you to walk worthy of God” – Constant contact, encouragement, difficult conversations, patience, love.
- Who needs encouragement today?
- Who is in danger of slipping away that needs a phone call?
- Who is doing great that you can write a note to?
- Who are you ready to give up on? Pray for patience & the right words for that person.
4. Give Thanks to God for Any Progress
“we constantly thank God, because when you received the message about God that you heard from us, you welcomed it” – The disciple maker must recognize God as the giver of the increase. We are His instruments to plant & water the seeds.
- Look back over the last year & think about who in your life has grown the most. Thank God for them. Encourage them with what you see in their life.
- Think of those who are on their way. Imagine where they may be with the Gospel, a great example of faith, encouragement & regular contact, & a humble grateful friend in their lives.