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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.

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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

iDisciple // Part 2


iDisciple Part 2 – Community

(Acts 2:42-43 CSB) They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles. Now all the believers were together and held all things in common. They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as any had need.

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.

Whole Hearted Devotion

  • Apostles teaching.

(John 5:39) You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,

  • Fellowship.

(I John 1:6-7) If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

  • Breaking of bread.

(Acts 2:46-47) Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

  • Prayer.

(Acts 2:42 CSB) They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer.


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

iDisciple // Part 1


iDisciple Part 1 – Why Church?

(I Corinthians 12:12-19 CSB) For just as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many, are one body—so also is Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and we were all given one Spirit to drink. Indeed, the body is not one part but many. If the foot should say, “Because I’m not a hand, I don’t belong to the body,” it is not for that reason any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I’m not an eye, I don’t belong to the body,” it is not for that reason any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, here would the hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But as it is, God has arranged each one of the parts in the body just as he wanted. And if they were all the same part, where would the body be?

Why the Church needs you?

  • You are important.

  • You are unique.

  • You are called.

(I Corinthians 12:27-28 AMP) Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body, and individually [you are] members of it [each with his own special purpose and function]. So God has appointed and placed in the church [for His own use]: first apostles [chosen by Christ], second prophets [those who foretell the future, those who speak a new message from God to the people], third teachers, then those who work miracles, then those with the gifts of healings, the helpers, the administrators, and speakers in various kinds of [unknown] tongues.

God’s perfect design for your Christian walk is not for you to date the church, but rather be whole heartedly dedicated to it.


Why You Need The Church?

1. The church provides community.

(I Corinthians 12:-13 CSB) For just as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many, are one body—so also is Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and we were all given one Spirit to drink.

2. The church helps you mature.

(Ephesians 4:13-16 NIV) until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

3. The church helps us refocus.

(Colossians 3) gathering together helps you stay on mission, helps you stay on track

All scripture is from the NIV unless otherwise noted