Discipleship

 

Living Faith Discipleship Process

**This process is to help us focus on Jesus (Be with  Him) and consequently help us follow Him (Do for Him) by living like Jesus; loving like Jesus; and by leaving a legacy of people who live and love like Jesus.  Our Christian walk is merely a journey with Christ with the focus being on the relationship with the Savior of the world. The following outline is intended to be only a guide.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you as He desires.  (Commit to journaling your thoughts/prayers/God’s Word and you will be blessed).

Matthew 4:19-20 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”  At once they left their nets and followed him.

Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

  1. Establishing Quiet Time with the Lord/ (2 Weeks in the book of Psalms)
    1. Be Before Do (Psalm 63/James 4:8/Luke 10:38-42)
    2. Read & Meditate/Memorize God’s Truth/Hide Truth in our Heart (Joshua 1:8, Psalm 1)
    3. Prayer Focus/Awareness of Jesus’ Presence/Praising Attitude (Psalm 103, Psalm 104, Psalm 111, Psalm 113, Psalm 121, Psalm 139, Psalm 145, Psalm 146)
    4. Heart Preparation/Confession/Strongholds (Psalm 51)
    5. Learning from Christ/Teachable Attitude (Matthew 11:28-30)
    6. Other Psalms (Psalm 25,78, 84, 96, 99 & 100)

            

  1. Do I Love Jesus? Do I Know He Loves Me? Do I Know Why I Should Love Jesus? (3 Weeks)
    1. Luke 23:26-56/Hebrews 10:19-22 (Forgive them/2 Criminals/Curtain Torn)
    2. Luke 24:13-35 (Eyes are Opened)
    3. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14/Isaiah 55/Malachi 3:7/Isaiah 6:1-9 (Returning to the Lord)
    4. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20/Matthew 6:33 (Bought at a Price/Lordship)
    5. Do I know my Identity? (Galatians 2:20, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 6:1-13) Whose view determines my identity? (Mine, Others or the Lord)
    6. 2 Corinthians 5:14-6:2 (Ambassador for Christ)
    7. John 14:15/John 21:1-19/1 John 2:3-6 (True Love)
    8. John 1:1-5 (Jesus the Word)/Psalm 119:11, 36,47,59,103,105
    9. Philippians 3:7-12/Proverbs 2:1-5/Luke 9:23-24/John 3:30 (Knowing Jesus)
    10. 1 John Chapters 1-5 (Extra Reading)
    11. 1 John 5:11-13, Ephesians 1:13-14, John 10:27-30, Romans 8:38-39 (Security in Christ)
    12. Matthew 4:18-22 (Do I Love Him Enough to Follow Him?)
    13. Matthew 6:33-34 (Do I Love Him Enough to Place in Him at the Center of ALL things?)

 

  1. Do I Know Jesus’ Love by Experience (By Obedience) (3 Weeks)
    1. 1 John 4:16, John 14:21, Luke 5:1-11
    2. Do I know Him by Name? (Genesis 22:1-18)
    3. Do I Trust Him even when I don’t understand? (Proverbs 3:5-6)
    4. Do I Know Him as All Knowing, All Present & All Powerful (Psalm 139)
    5. Do I understand that by obeying Him I experience Him?
    6. Am I listening to His voice?  Do I know His voice?
    7. Does Jesus have my heart?  (Ephesians 3:14-21)
    8. My Purpose is to Glorify God through Obedience (Matthew 5:14-16, 1 Corinthians 10:31,  2 Corinthians 4:11, 2 Corinthians 3:16-18, 1 Corinthians 6:19, Isaiah 60:1-2)
    9. 7 Realities of Experiencing God (via Experiencing God written by Henry Blackaby)
      1. God is always at work around me.
      2. God pursues a love relationship with me.
      3. God invites me to get involved with him in His work.
      4. God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the bible, prayer, circumstances, the body of Christ to reveal himself and His ways.
      5. When God speaks to us this is our crisis of belief that will require faith and action.
      6. When we choose to respond there is a need to adjust our life to meet God.
      7. When we obey we experience God and accomplish only what He can do.

 

  1. John 15:1-17 The Vine and the Branch/Holy Spirit/Andew Murray Devotional (4 Weeks)
    1. Read the context the Upper Room Discourse (John 13-John 17, Numbers 13:17-25, Isaiah 5:1-7, John 2:1-11, Matthew 9:17, Matthew 26:26-30) Jesus washing our feet/offering forgiveness to others/Israel known as the vineyard/the Holy Spirit/Fruit from the Promise Land/Jesus’ 1st Miracle/the Last Supper
    2. Christ in Me/True Identity/The Exchange/My Security (Galatians 2:20)/See Identity I am Handout
    3. Accepting Our Role as the Branch/We are not the Vine, the Gardener or the Sap
    4. Am I Pruneable?
    5. Abiding in Christ/Come & Believe (See John 6:35)
    6. I can’t do anything by myself
    7. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13)
    8. Fruit/More Fruit/Much Fruit/Fruit that Remains
    9. What is the fruit?  Character of Christ/(Galatians 5:16-26)
    10. Prayer/Obedience/Love
    11. Enjoying Friendship with Jesus
    12. Holy Spirit Filling/Lordship of Jesus (Ephesians 5:18, Galatians 5:16, Zechariah 4:6, Philippians 2:13, Ephesians 3:16-20, 1 Corinthians 2:14-3:3,  Matthew 5:6,    1 John 1:9, Romans 12:1-2)
    13. Do I realize that Jesus depended on the Father?  (John 14:10, John 8:28)

 

  1. Spiritual Multiplication/Cost of Discipleship (2 Weeks)
    1. Genesis 1:28 , Genesis 15:5-6,  Revelation 7:9-10 (Physical & Spiritual Reproduction/DNA)
    2. Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Psalm 78:1-7, 2 Timothy 1:5,  2 Timothy 2:1-15 (Passing the Baton)
    3. Matthew 28:16-20 (The Great Commission)/Matthew 9:35-38 (Laborers too Few)
    4. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10 (Imitate & Model)
    5. John 15:16 (Fruit that last)
    6. John 12:24-25/1 John 3:16 (Wheat that falls/Givers vs. Takers)
    7. Matthew 13:1-23 (Parable of the Sower/Which soil are we?)
    8. Matthew 14:13-21 (Jesus Feeds 5000/Our little in His hands multiplies into much)

 

  1. Matthew 5 The Beattitudes/Be before Do/Developing Character (3 Weeks)
    1. The Beattitudes (5:1-13)
      1. Poor in Spirit (Be/Inward)
      2. Mourn (Be/Inward)
      3. Meek (Be/Inward)
      4. Hunger & Thirst (Be/Inward)
      5. Merciful (Do Outward)
      6. Pure in Heart (Ongoing Inward/Outward
      7. Peacemaker (Our Mission)
      8. Persecuted (at the Cross)
    2. Matthew 5:14-Matthew 7 (Eternity Focus vs. Earthly Focus)

 

  1. Philippians 2 The Attitude of Christ/Following Christ/Our Example (1 week)
    1. Selfless Attitude/Denying Self (Luke 9:23-25/John 12:24)
    2. Humility
    3. Servant
    4. Obedience

 

  1. Who is Christ? (Knowing Christ)  What is Faith/Life? (Trusting & Enjoying Christ  (Gospel of John)/1 Chapter per Day (4 Weeks)
    1. Keep a Journal of Who is Jesus and His Ways? (Each Chapter)
    2. What is Faith & Life? (Each Chapter)
    3. How Can I Follow this Jesus and Enjoy Him?

 

  1. Come Follow by Living by Faith/Bridge from Being & Knowing Christ to Doing for Christ (2 Weeks)
    1. By Following God’s Truth during challenging circumstances (Hebrews 11)
    2. By Following God’s Truth when my emotions yell out (2 Chronicles 20 King Jehoshaphat)
    3. By Following God’s Truth when my culture disagrees. (Numbers  13 & 14/Joshua 1-4)
    4. Faith is choosing to live as though the Bible is true regarding of circumstances, emotions or cultural trends. (2 Corinthians 5:7, Hebrews 11:6a, Galatians 3:11b, Romans 14:23b, Matthew 14:22-33)

 

  1. Faith in Action/The Great Commandment  (2 Weeks)
    1. Jesus’ Unconditional Love (Romans 5:8)
    2. Love God (Obedience & Worship)/Matthew 22:34-40/Romans  12:1-2/John 14:15)
    3. Love People
      1. Marriage (Ephesians 5:22-33/1 Peter  3:1-7)
      2. Children (Ephesians 6:1-4)
      3. Friends/Fellow Believers (Romans 12:3-13)
      4. Enemies (Romans 12:14-21)
    4. Romans 12 (5 Kinds of Relationships/God, the World, Self, Believers, Nonbelievers via Chip Ingram R12 teaching)

 

  1.  Faith in Action/Going on Mission/ The Great Commission (2 Weeks) Matthew 28:16-20
    1. Personal Testimony (BC/C/AD)
    2. Sharing the Gospel with Life & Words
      1. God Loves Us (John 3:16)
      2. We are Sinners (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23)
      3. Jesus is God’s Only Provision (Romans 5:8, 1 Corinthians 15:3-6)
      4. We Must Respond Individually (John 1:12, Ephesians 2:8-9)
      5. Security in Decision (1 John 5:11-13)
    3. Discipling Others Intentionally
    4. Raising up Laborers/Spiritual Multiplication/Pass the Baton (2 Timothy 2:2/Matthew 9:35-38)
    5. Mentality of a Disciple maker (2 Timothy 2:3-7)
    6. Living Like Jesus/Loving Like Jesus/Leaving a Legacy of Christ Followers

 

  1. Going on Mission Part II/Overview of the Book of Acts/Work of the Holy Spirit / 2 weeks/Acts 1,2,3,4,9,10,12,13,14,16,19 & 20)
    1. Focus on the Power of the Holy Spirit working in normal people
    2. Do you believe the Holy Spirit can work in you?

 

  1. Going on Mission Part III (Matthew 25:31-46/Matthew 9:35-38 1 week)
    1. Am I aware of people’s needs?  Am I aware that by responding I feed Jesus?
    2. Am I aware I am the Hands and Feet of Jesus?

 

  1. Faith in Action ( Book of James/2 weeks)
    1. James 1 (Trials & Temptations/ Listening & Doing)
    2. James 2 (Favoritism & Faith & Deeds)
    3. James 3 (Taming the Tongue/2 Kinds of Wisdom)
    4. James 4 (Submit Self to God)
    5. James 5 (Patience in Suffering/Prayer of Faith)

 

  1. Glorifying God/1 Week (Fearing God/Worshiping God/Obeying God)
    1. Deuteronomy 6/Proverbs 19:23/John 4:24/John 15:10-15)

 

  1. Stewardship/3 Weeks (Psalm 24:1, 1 Peter 1:18-19, Matthew 13:44-46, Matthew 25:14-28, 2 Corinthians  5:6-10, 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, Ephesians 4:11-13, Romans 12:1-8, Luke 21:1-4, 2  Corinthians 8 & 9)
  1. Ownership/Trustee
  2. Bought at a Price
  3. Investing our Lives
  4. Seeking to be Faithful and Obedient
  5. Giving an Account
  6. Stewardship of Truth
  7. Stewardship of Time/Talent (Spiritual Gifts)/Treasure

 

  1. Do I believe in Prayer? ( 2 Weeks)
    1. 1 John 5:14-15 (Praying in Accordance to God's Will)
    2. John 15:7 (Praying with God's Word)
    3. Mark 11:23-25, Matthew 21:22 (Praying with Faith in God's Character)
    4. Matthew 7:7-11 (Praying with Persistance and Specifically)
    5. John 16:23-24, John 14:13-14 (Praying in Jesus' Name)
    6. 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Colossians 4:2 (Being devoted in prayer)
    7. Matthew 18:19-20, James 5:16 (Praying with Others and Confessing)
    8. Philippians 4:6-7, Matthew 6:25-34 (Praying about all things)
    9. Matthew 5:44 (Praying for your enemies)
    10. Romans 8:26 (Holy Spirit helping you pray)
    11. Psalm 146:1-2, Psalm 145:1-9 (Praising the Lord in Prayer)
    12. 2 Chronicles 7:12-16 (Humbling self before the Lord in prayer/Repentance)
    13. James 1:6-8, Psalm 66:18 (Hindrances to Prayer)
    14. Matthew 5:6:5-15 (The Lord's Prayer)
  1. Eternity Focused/(3 Weeks)
    1. Attributes of God (i.e. all powerful, all present, all knowing, unchanging, sovereign) Jeremiah 23:24, Psalm 139:7-12, Proverbs 15:3, Hebrews 4:13, Psalm 147:5, Psalm 139:1-6, Jeremiah 32:27, Matthew 19:26, James 1:17, Hebrews 13:8, 1 Peter 1:15-16, Nehemiah 9:8, Revelation 16:5-6, 2 Timothy 2:13, Isaiah 57:15, Psalm 50:10, 1 Chronicles 29:11, Isaiah 45:9)
    2. Perseverance/Finish the Race (Hebrews 10:19-39, James 1:2-4, 12)
    3. Living in this world but focusing on eternity (2 Corinthians 4:18, Hebrews 11:13-16, Matthew 6:19-21, Psalm 39:4-6, Hebrews 12:1-3)
       
  1. Overview of the Bible (See Handout 3 months)/or New  Testament Reading Plan/1 year)