Chapter 13 – Decisions Or Disciples?

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verses from memory.
  • Define “convert.”
  • Define “disciple.”
  • List six areas of instruction to be covered in immediate follow up of a new convert.
  • Identify nine discipleship principles Jesus used.
  • Explain the true test of discipleship.
  • Provide immediate follow-up for a new convert.
  • Provide extended follow-up for a new convert.

INTRODUCTION

You hear often of the Great Commission, but do you really understand the mission which Jesus actually gave His followers?

-Was the command just to gain new converts?
-Was it just to conduct evangelistic crusades?
-Was it only to win people to the Lord and then move quickly on to another area?

Let us read His instructions again:

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost;

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and,
lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. (Matthew 28:19-20)

The priority was going to all nations, teaching them the Gospel, baptizing them, and then
providing further follow-up teaching on all Jesus had commanded. The commission to
evangelize was not complete without the teaching that followed conversion.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.