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.

How to stay fresh in your walk with God.

my-daily-walk-700x284Walking with God.

The magnus opus.

The ultimate mountain.

Walking with God. If I were defining the phrase I would define it like this:

Walking with God is remaining in relationship with Him through His word, prayer and by living life with His mission as your purpose in all you do.

If you are going to walk with God each day of your life and have His purpose as your mission, then there are things you can do to stay fresh in relationship with God. And you can know it.

Keep your Bible open.

Yes, keep your Bible open. It seems simple. It is simple, but it can be allusive. Why? There are no really good reasons. We have Bible options all around us. The place to read your Bible these days is on your smart phone. YouVersion is the go to Bible app. You should download it. I have a favorite paper Bible. I’m using the Holman Christian Standard Version, but I am seriously considering moving to the updated Holman, the Christian Standard Version of the word. You can download the app. It’s new and seems good so far. So my plan for the past few months has been to read a Proverb and Psalm a day. Plus I’m immersed in Nehemiah as I’m preaching it. Anything I do; anywhere I go. The word of God is my guide. It’s my food. I keep it open. An open Bible, often, means my relationship with God is going to be fresh. When I open my Bible, God opens His mouth. So I’ll ask you the question I ask others weekly: “how is your Bible?”

Live praying.

I also ask people, “how is your prayer life?” Most people believe in prayer. I convinced most people under perform in prayer. So how do you respond to these questions that will shape our answer to how we pray?

  • Do you speak to God daily? Weekly?
  • Do you have a time in the day when you sit with an open Bible for a time of prayer?
  • Do you talk to God in your car or in places along the way of your day?
  • Do you use a prayer list for anything?
  • Do you actually pray when you see prayer requests on Facebook?
  • Do you attend a prayer meeting or a prayer group once a week?

Live. Facebook has the feature. It allows us to go live anywhere in the world via a phone.

Prayer is something meant to actually be done. It’s live, not virtual.

Life mission.

If you want your walk with God to be fresh, you need to see your daily existence in view of God’s mission to “Go … make disciples ….” (Matt 28:19). Life is boring when livd like everyone else who doesn’t know God. Do you wake up knowing God wants to use you in that day? At work, are you a missionary? Do your kids know your love God more than anything?

Keep your walk with God fresh.

Get in the word.
Get to praying all the time.
Get your existence aligned with God’s purpose.

What do you think? What changes will you make?

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.