October 05, 2016

Diligent Discipleship

Sermon Notes

Diligent Discipleship

Bradley Pinkerton

27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. 28 Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. 29 For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. [Colossians 1:27-29]

19 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, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” [Matthew 28:19-20]

1You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.  [2 Timothy 2:1-2]

We will not hide them from their children,
but tell to the coming generation
the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might,
and the wonders that he has done.

He established a testimony in Jaob
and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers
to teach to their children,

that the next generation might know them,
the children yet unborn,
and arise and tell them to their children,
    so that they should set their hope in God
and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments” [Psalm 78:4-7]

31 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. 32 It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” [Matthew 13:31-32]

  1. Discipleship is _____________  _____________ to follow Jesus.
  2. In discipleship, _____________________ is involved.
  3. Discipleship is _______________ and _______________.
  4. We disciple to present everyone _______________ in Christ.
  5. We disciple by his _______________ working in us.

Application Questions

  • Are you a disciple of Jesus?
  • Who is discipling you?
  • Who are you discipling?

Recommended Resources:

Discipling (Mark Dever)

Side by Side (Edward Welch)

How People Change (Timothy Lane/Paul Tripp)

Bradley Pinkerton