Series: Pivot – Circles and Rows
Title: The Heart of a Disciple-maker
Text: 1 Thess. 2:7-12
If the Church is to reflect the light of Christ to the world, then discipleship is essential in ensuring that the Church continues to shine. How should we view and approach our calling to be disciple-makers?
1) From 1 Thess. 2:3-6, what can you say are the motives of the Paul?
2) In 1 Thess. 2:7-12, what are the two imageries used to describe a disciple-maker? What are the key characteristics of each imagery?
1) Why do you think Paul finds it necessary to use two imageries? Are these two imageries still relevant for the new norm? How so?
2) A nursing mother gives selflessly even though the child does not give back. Why should a disciple-maker adopt such an attitude?
3) A loving father models and encourages his child. Why is it necessary for Paul to highlight the apostles’ blameless living (v10) before mentioning that they were “encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God” (v12)?
1) When making disciples, we need to rely on God and draw closer to Christ. Share one thing you can do in the coming week to spend more time with Christ and ask Him to lead you to disciple someone.
2) If you are a mentor or leader, how would you want to grow as a disciple-maker? What could be some obstacles you face? How can the LG support you in your growth?