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posted Jan 16, 2013, 9:50 AM by Media Ministry   [ updated Jan 17, 2013, 8:55 PM ]



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Introduction: Matthew 28:18-20
A. What does Jesus want everybody to become?
B. Which is the more popular term -“Disciple” or “Christian?” The word “Christian” only appears three
times in the New Testament. It is the name those in the world gave the disciples, seven years after the
church began. (Acts 11:19-26) The word “Disciple” occurs over 270 times in the New Testament.
D. Jesus came to make disciples. Only baptized disciples will be saved.

Let’s have Jesus define disciple, thus defining who is a true Christian.

1. Mark 1:14-18
A. Calling of the first disciples
B. Come follow me (Christ)
C. Fishers of men – Jesus gave these first disciples the real purpose for living
D. Immediately
2. Luke 9:23-26
A. If any man...
B. Deny self. Notice Christ in the garden (Matthew 26:36-39, “Not my will, but your will.”) Do not give in
to moods.
C. Carry the cross – daily
D. Gain world ... forfeit soul. Lose your life for Jesus ... save it
3. Luke 14:25-33
A. If any man...
B. Count the cost (v. 28-30)
C. Consider the alternatives (v. 31-32)
D. Love Christ more than any person (v. 26)
E. Persecutions (v. 27)
F. Everything, not just anything (v. 33)
4. Luke 11:1-4
A. Must learn to pray – disciples saw the strength Jesus received from the Father
B. Daily personal relationship with God (v. 3); daily prayer
5. John 13:34-35
A. Love one another
B. Be an active part of the fellowship
6. Matthew 28:18-20
A. Command – make disciples (given to all)
B. Who is a candidate for baptism? A person who makes the decision to be a disciple
C. You need someone to disciple you to maturity in Christ
D. This is the only way to save the world!

Conclusion Question: Am I a disciple? Am I a Christian? Am I saved? What do I need to do to become a disciple?
Media Ministry,
Jan 16, 2013, 9:57 AM
Media Ministry,
Jan 16, 2013, 10:54 AM