How Jesus Discipled
Last week we looked at the Great Commission.
- Go into all the world and make disciples
- Baptize them
- Teach them to obey all that God commands
Last week we looked at some of the greatest reasons that we do not disciple people well:
- We were never discipled
- Too busy
- Don’t know enough
- I have my own issues
- I don’t feel called to minister
- Not spiritually mature enough
- I am afraid
- Too much work
- Not capable
What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
What did Jesus see in them?
- People looking for the Messiah?
37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following and asked, “What do you want?”
They said, “Rabbi” (which means “Teacher”), “where are you staying?”
“Come,” he replied, “and you will see.”
So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.
- Our natural response is to inform.
- Jesus’ natural response is to share and show.
Jesus did discipleship through relationship
- He taught as they were going somewhere
- He performed miracles on the way
JESUS DID NOT HAVE A TEMPLATE ON HOW TO DO DISCIPLESHIP. HE HAD A MISSION.
Intentionality of Jesus
- Mission one – cross
- Mission two – disciples
QUALITY OF DISCIPLES AND NOT QUANTITY OF DISCIPLES
Jesus was counter cultural
- Preached heart more than law
- Forgiveness of sins
- Heal on the Sabbath
- Hang out with the sinners
- Valued women
- Put down the religious authorities
What is God’s culture?
- Putting others needs above our own
- Bearing with each other burdens
- Love (Patient, kind, protective)
- Being quick to forgive
- Being slow to anger
- Burdening yourself for the betterment of others
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.
And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade.