Lesson 2A – Discipleship
Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Timothy 2:2 – Jesus followers should make disciples who make disciples.
When people receive the gospel (see
Lesson 1), they must be discipled (Matthew 28:19). Discipleship Step 1: Baptize the new convert (Matthew 28:19).
Discipleship Step 2: Teach obedience to all of Jesus’ commands (Matthew 28:20):
KNOW Jesus’ commands (can’t obey/teach what you don’t know) You must
OBEY Jesus’ commands (see Luke 6:46-49) You must
TEACH others to know, obey, teach Jesus’ commands, so they can teach others, etc. (see 2 Timothy 2:2). Ask: Are you willing to know, obey, and teach God, with God’s help?
If “Yes” – move on to “Lesson 2B – Baptism”.
If “No” – repeat
Lesson 1 and consider refraining from further discipleship meetings unless/until you are willing to know, obey, and teach Jesus–with God’s help (see James 1:22).
VIDEO Lesson 2B – Baptism
Step 1: Water Baptism
Matthew 28:19 – baptism is first step of obedience after receiving Christ; and the first step in the discipleship process
Romans 6:1-4 – baptism = burial of old life; public sign of new life
Acts 2:37-41; 8:26-40; 9:10-19; 10:44-48 – People immediately baptized by Christians upon receiving new life in Christ
(for deeper understanding of water baptism: read
VIDEO Recommended Actions:
When you find someone who wants to follow Jesus, lead them through this study. In collaboration with other Christians in their life, if they’ve never been baptized, have them baptized.
To baptize, you need a body of water, then immerse them in the water.
You can ask them in front of others if they believe in the gospel and have “decided to follow Jesus, with God’s help, all of their days” before you baptize.
Say: “I baptize you in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” (Matt. 28:19)
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I follow Jesus Christ, the Living God, and have a heart to know Him and make Him known to others. I currently reside in Holland, Michigan with my wife and children. My occupation is web developer and librarian.
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