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You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.

-2 Timothy 2:2

One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word of God. He noticed two empty boats at the water’s edge, for the fishermen had left them and were washing their nets. Stepping into one of the boats, Jesus asked Simon Peter, its owner, to push it out into the water. So he sat in the boat and taught the crowds from there. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Now go out where it is deeper, and let down your nets to catch some fish.”  “Master,” Simon replied, “we worked hard all last night and didn’t catch a thing. But if you say so, I’ll let the nets down again.”

-Luke 5:1-5

“Come, follow Me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”

-Matthew 4:19

1. I must the person into a more discipling relationship.

2. My disciple-making should be focused on .

Peter said to Jesus, "Rabbi, it's good that we're here.

-Mark 9:5

3. My invitation to discipleship is also an invitation to .

I don't call you servants anymore, because a servant doesn't know what his master is doing. But I've called you friends because I've made known to you everything that I've heard from my Father.

-John 15:15

We felt so strongly about you that we were determined to share with you not only the Good News of God but also our lives. That's how dear you were to us!

-1 Thessalonians 2:8

4. I need to lead my disciple to a place of .

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?"  The disciples answered, "Some people say you are John the Baptist or maybe Elijah or Jeremiah or some other prophet." "What about you?" he asked them. "Who do you say I am?" Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!" "Good for you, Simon son of John!" answered Jesus. "For this truth did not come to you from any human being, but it was given to you directly by my Father in heaven. So I will call you Peter, which means "a rock." On this rock I will build my church, and death itself will not have any power over it.

-Matthew 16:13-18

5. In discipling someone else there must be .

Then Jesus said to Peter, “Come follow me!”

-John 21:19

To discuss during the week with your family, Life Group, or Campus.

1. Why is it important for discipleship to focus on obedience more than just information?

2. How have churches historically thought discipleship occurs? How is Jesus' method of intentional, relational discipleship different?

3. Which scripture most stood out to you in this message?

4. What else stood out to you in this message?

5. What next step is Jesus asking you to take as a result of this message?