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If you establish deep biblical foundations in your disciple-makers, the church you're building will be storm-proof for generations to come.

Key Points:

  • To build foundations, you’ll have to dig out the dirt and replace it with God’s truth. (Luke 6:46.)
  • A biblical foundation has three parts: faith (basic doctrine), Word (daily habits), and community.
  • The foundation of every Christian’s life isn’t some sort of institution, but Christ himself. (1 Corinthians 3:11.)

Bible Text:

Luke 6:47-48 I will show you what it’s like when someone comes to me, listens to my teaching, and then follows it. It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built.

See Also: Discipleship Culture, Spiritual Maturity

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Read Luke 6:47-48. What dirt did you have to dig out in your own life when you first became a Christian? How did you do it? 
  3. What are the basic doctrines that the New Testament church made sure to teach new believers? Make a list.
  4. What daily spiritual habits do you want to pass on the people you’re discipling? How will you do it?
  5. Why is community important for new believers? How do you encourage it without making it feel legalistic to the newcomer? 
  6. Read 1 Corinthians 3:11. What does it mean that Christ is the foundation of our faith? What are some of the fakes that religious people try to substitute?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

This topic part of the Wikichurch series.