Lesson 5 – Grow
December 8, 2021
LIFE ON MISSION
GOD’S PEOPLE FINDING GOD’S HEART FOR THE WORLD
Lesson 5 – GROW
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:19-20
Making disciples is those who GROW and carry the Good News to others, so they can GROW and carry the Good News on and on.
Converts are babies who depend upon someone else to teach them.
In Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” – we are reminded that having the Holy Spirit within us should bring about positive character change.
1. In Matthew 28; it doesn’t say. Go and make C.
(A) This is about a of .
2. and are not two different things we do. It’s all a part of a process.
3. When we are the of , then we can serve the of .
“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.” ~ Ephesians 4:14-15
4. It’s not until you grow that you can .
“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” ~ John 15:4-5
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” ~ Matthew 5:16
5. Learning can happen in the , but spiritual growth has to happen in the .
“And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” ~ 2 Timothy 2:2
“Friends, this world is not your home, so don’t make yourselves cozy in it. Don’t indulge your ego at the expense of your soul. Live an exemplary life in your neighborhood so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they’ll be won over to God’s side and be there to join in the celebration when he arrives.” ~ 1 Peter 2:12 (Message)