iDisciple // Part 3


iDisciple Part 3 – His Last Words, Our First Priority

(Matthew 28:18-20 CSB) Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

The Great Commission

It’s not merely…

  • Converts.

  • Decisions.

  • Christians.

But rather…

  • Disciples.

It’s not…

  • Come and see.

But rather…

  • Go and tell.

___________________________________________________________________

Why Do I Need to Live on Mission?

1. It’s a command.

(Matthew 28:19-20 TPT) Now go in my authority and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. And teach them to faithfully follow all that I have commanded you. And never forget that I am with you every day, even to the completion of this age.”

(Matthew 28:20 CSB) teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

2. It’s your calling.

(Acts 1:8 AMP) But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”

(I Peter 2:9 CSB) But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

3. It cultivates intimacy.

(Matthew 28:20 CSB) teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

The Goal: His last words shouldn’t be just another ministry in our church, but should be the ministry of our church.

All scripture is from the NIV unless otherwise noted


Why Do You need community?

1. To grow.

(Acts 2:44-45 TPT) All the believers were in fellowship as one body, and they shared with one another whatever they had. Out of generosity they even sold their assets to distribute the proceeds to those who were in need among them.

(Acts 4:32) All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.

2. To heal.

(I Corinthians 12:26) If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

3. To multiply.

(Acts 1:8 CSB) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

(Acts 2:42, 46-47) Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles. Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with joyful and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. Every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.

All scripture is from the NIV unless otherwise noted