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Subject – The Christian Church: Clueless – Go Make Disciples – Part 1 of 12
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Sunday, 19th May 2019
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NUGGETS OF WISDOM
“When you make disciples, you always get churches, but when you plant churches you don’t always get disciples” – Anonymous
“We have suffered from the preaching of cheap grace. Grace is free, but it is not cheap. People will take anything that is free, but they are not interested in discipleship. They will take Christ as Savior but not as Lord.”
– Vance Havner
“Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Because God disciplines those He loves, He will take drastic measures to get our attention if we need to grow up spiritually.”
– Crystal McDowell
Key verses for Today:
Matthew 28:18-20 Amplified Bible (AMP)
18 Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority (all power of absolute rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually—regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age.”
Dear brethren, welcome to our new series on the Christian church – A call to Discipleship. We did an introduction last week while bringing the last series to an end on loving and engaging our Muslim brothers and sisters. This series will run in 12 parts, drawn in part from my new book just published – Clueless – Go Make Disciples, made up of 120 pages, 14 chapters. This book has been in the works for over twelve (12) months to give the body of Christ a practical manual that can be applied on the field based on proven, tested and trusted process. We have included 54 scripts that can be applied with men, women, youth, singles, mothers, marriages, marketplace, special needs and those in recovery state. We will do the introduction this week and dive right in next week by bringing key summaries by His grace. Soft and paperbacks are available via links below and translation into other languages is already in process. Enjoy and apply!
About Clueless – Go Make Disciples
Have you ever been told to go and win souls for Christ through street evangelism or any other setting and you just sense you are not cut out for this? When you eventually manage to convince someone to accept Jesus as savior, you begin to realize you are CLUELESS as to where to begin in the discipleship journey. If that is your situation, you are not alone.
As a Christian of over thirty (30) years, listening to sermons from different pulpits from around the world, over media networks and at our local churches, I am amazed at the lack of or non-existence of practical teaching on how to actually go out and make disciples of all nations as Jesus Christ instructed us during His last command to the disciples, until the last thirteen years that this insight came to me in my visible encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ on 22nd, of April 2006. You will find the story on the encounter in the introductory part of Clueless – Go Make Disciples. Even then, I am still fine-tuning my understanding.
I know and I am aware that there are countless Christians, who love the Lord dearly and are involved in relentless church activities week in and week out that have no clue as to how to really go out and make disciples of all nations. Some of our church pews are filled with recycled converts that do not know their left from their right concerning disciple making after years of conversion. Some of our churches have become like the dead sea where we keep taking in messages and not being equipped to let out the treasure within.
This book, Clueless – Go and make disciples was written for you to equip you, as a practical “how to” book for the great commission work using Discovery Bible Study and the best of Disciple Making movement, Training the trainer (T4T) and other disciple making processes all in one place. Questions like – How do you make sense of the various disciple making movement? what fits into your particular church setting? What works for you? What are the positive results of stories out there from different disciple making movements?
By the time, you are done reading Clueless – Go and make disciples, you will begin to actually make disciples and equip other groomed leaders to do likewise in any and every setting where you find yourself and your fruit will certainly remain. From the many approaches to discipleship out there, you will find your unique style and place in the body of Christ and function in that office effectively. You will find practical tips on how to start a group amongst different people groups (urban and rural) and look for trigger points within any setting to start a discovery process. You will identify your unique gifting in the body of Christ and function effectively within it and much, much more!
Here are the links on publications worldwide – You can do a search of Monday Ogwuojo Ogbe or the title on any of these sites:
Amazon Paperback Version
Amazon Kindle ebook version
shop.otakada.org ebook store
Conclusion and prayer.
In our Christian race, the call to discipleship is the core of the matter. Everything else rises and falls to the level of our commitment to discipleship. That is the last command to us Jesus disciples and we must of necessity make it of utmost priority.
Dear Lord, we need your help in this matter of discipleship, help us not to get distracted by activity that we forget the core. Lord, bless our feeble effort in disciple making, the manual just released into the hands of our brothers and sisters and cause the fruit to abide. Spirit divine, hover over this book and content and cause it to deliver results that will outstand us all, even into territories and hearts that we cannot reach, cause the wind of transformation and encounters to begin to blow from the pulpit to the pews all over our gathering where this matter has been relegated to the sideline in Jesus name, amen.
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