February 19, 2023
In light of this week’s message, we encourage you to consider these questions and dig in a little deeper with your personal study, with your family, or with your small group.
1. What is your favorite story or memory of your grandparents? Ever consider how many direct descendants they are responsible for?
2. Over this series we have covered a lot of ground. Let’s see what we have learned so far. How do you define a disciple and what is the discipleship process we have discussed? (hint: Matthew 4:19 and discipleship wheel)
3. To conclude this series, we are looking at the last stage of growth in the discipleship wheel called the “Spiritual Parent/Grandparent” where your discipling of others goes on to multiply for generations. We see this discipleship process (Make, Mature, and Multiply) in a powerful passage when Paul is discipling Timothy. Read 2 Timothy 2:1-2. What stands out to you about their relationship and Paul’s challenge? (Be sure to describe the relational “make” (son), the informational “mature” (teach), and the challenge “multiply” (pass them on).
4. Jesus discipled Peter, Peter discipled Barnabus, Barnabus discipled Paul, Paul discipled Timothy, and Timothy discipled trustworthy men and women in his church to go and do the same. Each of them spent a lot of time personally investing their lives, time, and energy into knowing them, growing them, and releasing them to go and do the same. Who have you been discipling or been discipled by in the past few weeks? How has it been going?
5. Read Romans 10:14-15. What stands out to you following Paul’s logic and discipleship patterns? How does it feel knowing that by the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) you have been sent? Share where/who you feel God is sending you to go and spend some time praying for each other.