April 21, 2024

Following in the Footsteps of Jesus

很多人覺得門徒訓練是非常困難的工作而感到害怕. 本週, 陳七界牧師邀請我們要忠誠地跟隨耶穌的腳步使人成為祂的門徒, 靠祂給我們的力量用我們普通人來完成祂精彩的工作.

Many of us are afraid of becoming disciples or discipling others because we see these as intimidating and weighty tasks. This week, Rev. Genesis Tan invites us to faithfully follow in Jesus’ footsteps of making disciples, drawing strength from Him who uses ordinary people to do His extraordinary work.

Read Today’s Scripture Passage

Matthew 28:18-20 | Revelation 7:9-12 |John 1:40-42

Life Group Discussion Guide

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1. Start with a prayer

2. Engage one another (15-30 mins)
• Share about the people who brought you to Jesus. What can you learn from them?

3. Engage the mind (15-20 mins)
• Reflect on your understanding of discipleship before and after hearing the message. Is your understanding aligned to what the Bible teaches? How has your perspective changed?
• Why is making disciples the main mission of the Church? Why did Jesus commission it for all believers?

4. Engage the heart (15-20 mins)
• Be honest: Have you been treating discipleship as a battleship or cruise ship? What do you think has influenced your disposition toward discipleship?
• Do you believe that God can use you for extraordinary work? What encourages and hinders you from taking that next step of obedience?

5. Engage the hands (15-20 mins)
• Reflect: Who are the people that you could bring to Jesus? This can be a family member, friend, classmate, co-worker, business partner, supplier, client, or someone you regularly interact with.
• Respond: Which of the four steps to bring people to Jesus is God asking you to take for these people? Create a personalized action plan outlining how you will implement each step in your discipleship efforts. Be sure to share this with your Life Group or someone who can keep you accountable to follow through.

6. Engage with God in prayer (20-30 mins)
• Thank God for the gift of discipleship and the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. Praise Him for His unfailing love, for the ways He has guided and sustained you on this journey of faith. Express your gratitude for having the privilege of being part of His Church, called to make disciples and spread the message of salvation.
• Ask for forgiveness for the times when you have neglected to prioritize following Jesus and making disciples. Repent for your apathy and complacency, and ask for His forgiveness for the times when you have shied away from the costly and messy aspects of discipleship. Ask God to help you turn away from your own desires and agendas, and to fully surrender to His will, that He may grant you the strength and courage to embrace the challenge of discipleship with sincerity and commitment.

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