Life on Life Discipleship

Life on Life Discipleship

Be a Disciple Maker

December 1, 2019

As we read Jesus’ last instruction on earth to his disciples before he was raised up to Heaven, we see the disciples struggling to determine what their next steps were. After all, the rabbi that they followed for three years, whom they had seen do amazing things including His resurrection, was about the leave them, or so they thought. Jesus had appeared many times after His resurrection to many people, and now, He was about to give His disciples His final words. He is about to give them their mission orders.

We are no different than those disciples. We need to know what God’s desire is for our lives. We need to know what to do next. We all need to find purpose for our lives. For us to find that purpose, we need to first respond to the mission orders of Jesus. We need to become disciple makers.


Be a Disciple

November 24, 2019

The cry of Peter was, “Spare yourself.” But Jesus said, “No, the way of discipleship is “deny yourself.” Our generation is no different than Peter’s. We still cry, “Spare yourself.” Why? Because we don’t want to change or we fear change. We desire our comfort. Our flesh, our sin nature, constantly desires the easy way, the short cut, it wants its own way. But the way of discipleship, the way of following Jesus begins with a decision to “deny ourselves.”

In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus described what it meant to answer the call to come after Him and be one of His disciples. We can answer the call to be a disciple of Jesus. How can we answer the call to be a disciple of Jesus. The text gives three steps for answering the call to be a disciple of Jesus


Be a Disciple Making Church

February 19, 2017

Our desire is to be a disciple-making church. Pastor Gary laid out the strategy we have been working on for the past year to be a church full of disciples who are making disciples through our Life On Life Discipleship process. We are following the pattern established by Jesus to pour his life into a few people who then turned the world upside down with relational and strategic relationships, one on one, over the years. The the apostle Paul instructed Timothy in this pattern as well in 2 Timothy 2:2, saying “what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.”


Be a Disciple Maker

February 12, 2017

Disciple making begins with being a witness for Christ, sharing the gospel and inviting others to attend church with you. But why don’t more Christians witness? Recent statistics state that “86% of people who visit were invited by a friend or relative.” Yet, “only 2% of church people have invited an unchurched person to church with them.” What kind of a disciple are you? Do you want to be a disciple who makes disciples?

In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus commissioned his disciples to be disciple-makers. We call this the Great Commission. Christ made being a disciple and making-disciples inseparable. If you want to be a disciple of Jesus, you will be a disciple-maker. In Christ’s Great Commission, he taught them how to make disciples. We can obey Christ’s call to be disciples who make disciples. The text gives three steps on how to be a disciple maker of Jesus.


Be a Disciple

February 5, 2017

Often we claim to follow Christ, but we continue to talk the same, look the same and behave the same as the culture we live in. While we are attracted to Jesus’ forgiveness and his offer of abundant and eternal life, we struggle to really answer the call to be one of His disciples. No wonder we see the world around us getting worse and people calling us hypocrites. The American church is not really making disciples in the way that Jesus did.

In the book of Matthew, Jesus described what it meant to answer the call to come after Him and be one of His disciples. We can answer the call to be a disciple of Jesus. The text gives three traits of what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus.