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The Church Jesus Envisioned

The church is broken, but it’s surprisingly easy to fix. The one thing every church needs is disciple-makers.

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Topic #1

Jesus was a rabbi, a prophet, and the Son of God. But he was also a strategist.

Key Points:

  • Jesus invited regular guys to be like him. (Matthew 4:18-20)
  • Jesus boiled faith down to two simple commandments: love God and love people. (Matthew 22:37-40)
  • The strategy of Jesus went beyond sermons to something more personal. (Matthew 9:35-38)
  • Jesus left us with a command, not a suggestion. (Matthew 28:19-20)
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Topic #2

Jesus envisioned a church full of disciple-makers. Is that what your church looks like?

Key Points:

  • Pastors equip, people make disciples. (Ephesians 4:11-12)
  • Maturity comes after we start making disciples, not before. (Ephesians 4:13-14)
  • Disciple-making is simply a series of conversations. (Ephesians 4:15)
  • When everyone makes disciples, we become the church Jesus envisioned. (Ephesians 4:16)
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Topic #3

Everyone talks about making disciples. Here’s how to actually do it in real life.

Key Points:

  • If you’re making disciples, you’ve got an end product in mind. 
  • Disciple-making is a process that requires a specific skill set. (Matthew 16:13-20)
  • To make disciples, you must invite, invest, and empower. (1 Corinthians 11:1)
  • Disciple-making is a lifestyle, not a trend. (2 Timothy 2:2)
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