Questions for discussion:
1. Read Matt 28:16-20. What are the two promises Jesus made to his disciples? Why are they so important? Have you had an experience where you needed one or both of the promises?
Why it is so important to define what a disciple is?
Before hearing the message, how would you have defined a disciple? If you heard the message, would you define a disciple in a different way? if so, how?
4.Read Matt 4:18-22. How did Sam define a disciple? How well have your actions lined up with the Matt 4:19 definition of discipleship? Check any that apply:
____ My beliefs are accurate but my follow-through is weak
____ I was never shown how to be a disciple ____ I think my beliefs and actions line up well
____ I have been confused in my definition of discipleship
5. A disciple is an apprentice. What is an apprentice? How does that definition help you understand discipleship? Give an example of how you might learn, as an apprentice, from Jesus.
6. A disciple is being changed by Jesus. Read Acts 4:13. What brought about the change in Peter and John?
7. Jesus changes us through a relationship with him and over time. What are some ways you can spend time connecting with Jesus?
8. A disciple is on mission with Jesus. Read Luke 19:1-10. How did Jesus explain his mission in Luke 19:10.
9. Review the three parts of the definition of a disciple. Which part do you have the most room to grow? What action could you take tomorrow that would move you ahead in this area?
10. Take time to pray about what God is telling you from this study. What are some specifics that you want prayer for to help you follow Jesus?