Disciple Making of Men

The recovery of one-on-one disciple making

  • Change your focus (reverse the inversion)
  • Change your calendar
  • Change your content

Making disciples who make disciples (the new buzzphrase) 

  • Disciple making must be relational
  • Disciple making must be intentional
  • Disciple making must be reproducible

The legend of Jon Burton (relational). 

  • Look to the young people (Cru, Billy Graham, Navigators, etc)
  • Dave and Rick Brittian
  • Test firing it myself.

The rise of Tim Ebert (intentional).

Follow up … most people don’t get the foundational follow up they needed and deserved when they crossed the line of faith.

We focus on the internals before focusing on the externals. While we don’t ignore the externals, we know that real change from the getting a man to look to God who changes the man from the inside.

The topics we use are these:

  1. Finding confidence in your relationship with God.
  2. Experiencing the love and forgiveness of God.
  3. Being filled with the Holy Spirit of God.
  4. Walking with God.

circles

The reach of Chris Navarro (reproducible).

  • Discipling the homeless and down and out of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

One Message

One Message
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls.”
Prov 11:30 NASB
The greatest message ever
  • 95% of Christians never share the gospel.
Why Not?

1. Not praying missionally

2. Not equipped intentionally

3. Not sharing courageously

Most Christians want to share their faith in Jesus. 
 
“He who wins souls is wise.”
Prov. 11:30
“Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.”
Mark 1:17

“Go … make disciples ….”
Matt 28:19

How do we start to share?

1. Start praying missionally

2. Get equipped intentionally

3. Start sharing courageously

Remember this: 
“Sharing the gospel is more about CONVERSATION than it is PRESENTATION.
                                                                                                   Pastor Dennis Nunn
 
Remember this also: 
“If you don’t LEARN a presentation, you probably WON’T HAVE the conversation.”
                                                                                                                     Dr. Roy Fish 
It does come down to this: 
“Just walk across the room.”
                 Pastor Bill Hybels 
Which is it?
Relationship vs. confrontation
Key Questions
  • If you died tonight, why would God let you into heaven?
  • In your personal opinion, what do you think it takes for a person to go to heaven?
  • Have you received jesus christ as your savior and Lord?
  • How do you think someone becomes a Christian?
  • Have you made the wonderful discovery of knowing Jesus  christ as your savior and lord or are you still working on it?
  • On a scale of 1-10, 1 being “not at all” and 10 being “definitely,” where would you rank your desire to know God?
When sharing the gospel you must have thought through the questions you would ask to reach the soul.
Bible Questions

Some people will open the doors themselves.

Mark 10:17, John 3:2, John 4:9, Acts 2:37

Questions Jesus Asked
“What are you looking for?”
John 1:38“

Are you a teacher of Israel and don’t know these things?”
John 3:30“Do you believe in the Son of man?”
John 9:35

Disclaimer
Jesus used a VARIETY approaches when personally evangelizing people. 
The Gospel
Q – do you know
Jesus Christ?
Q – do you understand
what he did for you
and what it takes to
know him?
Eph 2:8-9
1 Cor 15:3-4
Mark 1:15
Q – do you want
to know him?
The Hardest Part
  • A prayer doesn’t save you.
  • A prayer can be the stack of rocks.• Look a person in the eye and ask them if they are willing to cross the line of faith.
  • Look a person in the eye and ask them if they repent of sin and believe the gospel.
  • Then lead them in a prayer of commitment.

RIP – Bobby Romero

bobby-romeroBobby Romero. 

My friend died today. Too young. Too fast. Unexpected. It’s pretty sobering to think of it. What impact did Bobby have on my life? I want to get it out now because Bobby deserves it. Some of this he knew. Some he may not have known.

First, Bobby kindled my desire for disciple making. He saw on Facebook that I was reading Simple Church. He took the initiative to get coffee with me and pick my brain, and me his. I was awesome.

Second, Bobby taught me that it’s ok to ask the questions no one else will ask. He asked the most aggravating yet deep questions that moved Bible study and conversation forward. Bobby would say things that boarded to much, but just far enough.

Third, Bobby was a good Bible teacher. We just taught a men’s bible study in James together at Starbucks last Spring. He helped me prepare a preaching series in James for FBC Ruidoso.

Bobby laughed. We had a special relationship where we could pick on each other and not get upset.

Bobby valued my leadership and opinion. 

Bobby served a tough ministry field – a race track. And he loved those people like a pastor should. I was so proud of him to enduring hardship in the ministry.

Bobby introduced me to Jon Burton. He helped me capture a fresh vision and passion for one-on-one disciple making.

Thanks for the love Bobby. You impacted my life, FBC Ruidoso, and our community for Jesus Christ. I’m sad Bobby is gone. I’m glad Bobby knew Jesus as his savior.

And if you don’t know Jesus, Bobby would want you to accept Jesus Christ as your savior.