December 10, 2017
Making Disciples Step by Step

Making Disciples Step by Step
Five Simple Steps: Practical steps for making disciples who make disciples. (A starting point)
Step one: Change our thinking
Matt 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
• We are all called this. So, it really starts with a change in our thinking.
o Because actions follow thoughts. If we don’t think this way, we will never act this way.
• But when we think this way, then opportunities will come and we will act.
Step two: Ask the Lord to open our eyes.
Luke 10:2 starts with “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
• If the harvest is plentiful, then that means that God is already at work in those people’s lives.
o Now we just pray, “Lord open my eyes to what you are doing around me, who are the people where You are already working in their lives.”
Step three: Seize the everyday opportunities
• Making disciples does not necessarily require extra time or setting aside specific time.
o We can do this throughout the minutes of every day.
• When we have changed our thinking, and prayed that the Lord would open our eyes to where He is working, suddenly we start to notice these opportunities.
Step four: Change our conversations
• This is where there is a little more risk involved. It can be easy to talk about stuff that doesn’t matter.
o But what if we began to steer our conversations toward Jesus?
• What should I change the conversation to?
o People don’t want churchy or religious rhetoric or judgement. So, don’t do that.
• You also don’t have to be an expert in apologetics or an evangelist.
o Tell your story
o Talk about what God is doing in your life right now.
o Talk about something you learned at church or through a bible study
o Talk about the person of Jesus, just in simple terms
Step Five: think replication
• Remember we are to make disciples who make disciples.
• Once you have reached the point where you have changed the conversation and find yourself talking to someone who is receptive don’t leave it there.
 Ask them, “do you know anyone else who might be interested in this conversation?”
 Have them invite that person into the conversation.