Episode 2: Purpose of the Church, Part 1

What Does Jesus Say?

Read Matthew 28:16-20

  • Before Jesus speaks, what things do we see the apostles doing? Do those things represent the purpose of the Church?
  • Who is this command directed to?
  • Why do you think these commands apply to the Church?
  • Why are they/we supposed to go and make disciples?
  • How serious is a command from someone that holds all authority?
  • Is there a difference between disciples and believers?
  • What are the commands?
  • Is baptism or teaching possible without making disciples? Why or why not?
  • How does the way we are commanded to baptize represent a fundamental principle of Christianity? (name not names)
  • Is there a time limit to Christ’s presence? Is there a time limit to making disciples?

Bring It Home

Read 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1 

  • If someone is a disciple/follower, what things are required for teaching them to obey?
  • How might making disciples affect different aspects of your walk with God?
  • How can we pray for you?

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