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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.
- 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.)
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
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- 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?
- What are the basic doctrines that the New Testament church made sure to teach new believers? Make a list.
- What daily spiritual habits do you want to pass on the people you’re discipling? How will you do it?
- Why is community important for new believers? How do you encourage it without making it feel legalistic to the newcomer?
- 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?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.
This topic part of the Wikichurch series.