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In week 8 of our Disciple-Making Mission series we reviewed all that God has shown us about disciple-making mission. We prayed corporately through each of the main take aways as a reminder that disciple-making is the work of the Father, set in motion by Jesus (the Son), and empowered by the Spirit that results in people following Jesus.

We looked at Paul’s prayer for the church at Colossae is light of God’s work among the Remedy family in recent weeks. Colossians 1.9-14 is a reminder that prayer is the primary work as we ask God to help us make sure we are thinking about disciple-making and still doing it a year from now.

We asked ourselves the following questions in light of applying what God has shown us in this series:

  • Who are my Top 5?
  • Who is God leading me to invest in?
  • Who is God leading me to invite into gospel-centered community?
  • Am I in a disciple-making relationship? (discipling or being discipled)

We were also reminded through the Scriptures that disciple-making means engaging the battle on the front lines of spiritual warfare. We saw that giving thanks to God through song, magnifying God through our thanksgiving, and remembering the gospel were means of taking every thought captive and making them obedient to Christ. We were reminded that Jesus is advocating and interceding for us before the Father, in the midst of Satan’s accusations. We concluded by observing from the text that in Jesus, we are qualified and empowered to make disciples.

Questions for discussion:

  1. As you read through Colossians 1.9-14 and listen to the sermon, what do you sense the Lord saying to you? What about to our church?
  2. What things from the passage encourage you? What things challenge you?
  3. Which next step or point of action in disciple-making do you sense God leading you to take?
  4. How does knowing that Jesus is interceding for you help you take every thought from Satan captive?
  5. In Jesus we are qualified and empowered to make disciples. How does this motivate obedience in your life?
  6. What do you think it will take for you and us all to still be thinking about and living out disciple-making a year from now?
  7. What do you think God wants you to do in response to all of this?