Jesus Pattern for Making Disciples

Jesus Pattern for Making Disciples

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Stage four is “Remain and Go” found in John 15 and Matthew 28:19-20.  In preparation for His departure, Jesus talked to them about the vine and the branches.  “Remain in Me and you will bear much fruit.  Apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5) He was reinforcing again the importance of maintaining the right relationship with God as well as following His pattern in developing people.  He also gave them their assignment, “Go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:18-20).  During this stage, Jesus passed on His mission to the disciples and then released them to carry on that mission.  They were to carry on the purpose of His Father to reconcile people to God and to each other.

The pattern is still effective today.  Developing people involves helping people to grow in each of these four stages.  The future of the church is in our hands.  Are you ready to fulfill your destiny?

I’m remind of what David Platt said in this video: The Church is Plan A and there is no Plan B.

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Robby Gallaty is the Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. He was radically saved out of a life of drug addiction on November 12, 2002. In 2008, he began Replicate Ministries to equip and train men and women to be disciples who make disciples. He is also the author of Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples (2013), Firmly Planted: How to Cultivate a Faith Rooted in Christ (2015), Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work (2015), Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Believers (2015) The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi (2017), and Bearing Fruit: What Happens When God’s People Grow (2017).