Come and Go

Have you ever wondered what the Christian life is all about? Jesus Christ calls people to follow Him, to be changed by Him, and to go on mission with Him. His mission is for us to be disciple-makers, disciples who make disciples. That’s what He wants our lives to be about, but are we actively doing it? Making disciples can seem difficult, even scary, so we tend to avoid it. In this message, we see how Jesus calls us, empowers us, and gives our lives purpose.

Discussion Questions

In Matthew 28:18, Jesus asserts His ultimate authority. What would an outside observer say is the ultimate authority in your life? Does your life look like Jesus has ultimate authority over it? How should your life change to show His ultimate authority?

Jesus commands His disciples in Matthew 28:19 to make disciples. How do you obey this command in your life? What are some new ways that you could pursue disciple-making?

The call to make disciples is a call to go to all nations, as we see in Matthew 28:19. How might God be calling you to make disciples outside of your comfort zone?

Jesus promises His presence with us in Matthew 28:20 as we go on this mission. What difference does it make in your everyday life to know that Jesus is with you as you go on mission with Him?

Acts 1:8 describes Jesus’ powerful presence with us in His Spirit. How should we experience the power of the Holy Spirit? How should the Holy Spirit change our priorities for life?

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