Discover, Develop, and Deploy Disciples

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Every member of the church has been called to discipleship. In this message to the 2013 SEND Conference, Dhati Lewis offers his own family's example as a challenge to deep engagement in discipleship.


Matthew 4:18-20 (ESV)

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

18While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.19And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”20Immediately they left their nets and followed him.

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


How do you normally engage in discipleship? Do you do it at all? How much time and energy do you commit to those you serve in this way, and do you feel that what you give is adequate?
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What do you think about Dhati's suggestion that a once a week meeting is not full discipleship? What does it take for discipleship to be complete and biblical?
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Are you and your family in a place where you could go so far as to have someone live with you? What are the benefits of an entire family playing a part in the discipleship process?
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Dhati said we need to think about discipleship as an intersection, and not an addition. What does this statement mean to you?
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The Great Commission calls every one of us to take part in discipleship. You may not be able to move people in to your home, but you can certainly share your Christian life and maturity with other believers. Let Dhati's great example be a challenge to you and look to fulfill your unique part in the church's mission to build each other up.


For information about the upcoming SEND Conference, go to NAMB.