We are currently sharing Teaching Notes from a discipleship seminar taught in churches more than 40 years ago.
We are currently looking at Teaching Notes from a discipleship seminar taught in churches more than 40 years ago. We spent several days with each church sharing insights God had shared with us about being a committed follower of Jesus Christ.
So far in our series we have looked at –
- Becoming a Disciple
- The Disciple’s Basic 8
- The Disciple’s Right Doctrine and Practice
- The Disciple’s Work
- The Disciple’s Secret
- The Disciple’s Purpose (Part 1)
We now look at the second part of God’s Purpose For The Disciple.
“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse …” Romans 1:20
At the end of the last part of our study in Romans I said we would look at six of the most powerful words in the Bible. Those words are “so that they are without excuse.” Who are “they” and what did Paul mean when he wrote that “they are without excuse”?
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:18-20
The resurrected Jesus stood before His disciples just before He ascended to Heaven. He had their attention. Jesus told His disciples to “go” and “make disciples” in the knowledge that He had “all authority” in heaven and on earth. The disciples knew what Jesus meant by “make disciples” because they were His disciples. They understood the process of becoming a “disciple” of Jesus Christ because He had done that with them. They knew it meant obeying (observing) everything Jesus had commanded them.
In this next section of Teaching Notes we will look at several parts of a discipleship seminar taught at churches during the mid-1970’s. I hope it will help you in your walk with Christ and invite you to share the notes with others who have a desire to be “committed followers” of Jesus.
The term “seeker” is used a lot in Christian circles today (e.g. seeker friendly, seeker sensitive, seeker focused). I found this Bible study about being a seeker from more than 40 years ago that may be helpful as you consider the proper use of the term.