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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.
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?
Even Christians can behave badly. And the Bible acknowledges that a believer can walk away from Jesus all together. To treat God with this kind of contempt is a terrible act of defiance. In the fourth of five warnings in the book of Hebrews, the author tells us about...
Salvation is guaranteed the moment one believes Jesus for it. But becoming a Christian never guarantees that we’ll live like one. Spiritual maturity is not automatic. It requires diligent engagement with Jesus if we hope to change and grow. In the third of five...
Even Christians can be people of unbelief. Given tempting circumstances, we might cave under pressure and cease to follow God wholeheartedly. This certainly was the case with the children of Israel who took a major detour of unbelief while on their journey to the land...