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Deliberate Discipleship

Jesus' call to "make disciples,… teaching them to obey all that He taught" is an elegant, simple, and unstoppable plan if only we Christians pursued it deliberately. When we do, we realize the brilliance of His plan and the exhilaration of His charge.


Deliberate Discipleship Scripture Bank

Proverbs 22:18 (ready on your lips)

Finding God's Will

  • Romans 12:1-2, 2:18-24

  • 1Thessalonians 4:3, 5:18

  • 1Peter 4:1-4, 2:15

  • Matthew 26:29, 7:21, 12:50, 21:31

  • Psalm 143:10

  • John 7:17

  • 2Corinthians 5:15

  • Galatians 2:19-20

  • Ephesians 5:15, 17

  • Colossians 1:9, 4:12

  • Hebrews 13:21

  • 1John 2:17

Sanctification (Holy Spirit), Holiness, Counter-Cultural

  • Ephesians 1:13-14, 4:30

  • 2Corinthians 1:21-22, 5:5

  • 1Peter 4:1-4

  • Numbers 14:24, 38

  • 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

  • 2Thess 2:13

  • 1 Peter 1:2

  • Romans 15:16

  • 2Corinthians 7:1

  • Romans 6:19-22

  • 1Thess 4:3-7

  • 1Thess 5:23

  • Hebrews 2:11

  • Hebrews 10:14

  • John 17:17

  • Ephesians 5:26-27

  • Colossians 1:22

  • 1Thess 3:13

Holy Spirit Power

  • Romans 8:1-13, 26

  • Galatians 5:16-26

  • Ephesians 3:15-17

  • Philippians 2:12-13

  • 1Corinthians 12:3

  • John 14:16-17

Work Ethic

  • Colossians 3:23-24

  • Ephesians 6:5-7

  • 1Peter 2:15

  • 2Thessalonians 3:6-15

  • 1Thessalonians 4:11-12

  • 2Chronicles 31:21

  • Eccl 9:10

Family Matters

Parenting

  • Ephesians 6:1-4

  • Colossians 3:21

  • Deut 5:16, 6:6-7

  • Exodus 13:8

  • 2Timothy 3:14-15

  • 1Thessalonians 2:7-8, 11-12

  • Psalms 34:11

  • Proverbs 1:10-11, 15, 2:1-2, 3:1-2, 4:1-2, 3-12, 5:1-2, 6:1-2, 7:1-2, 24, 31:1-9

  • 1Timothy 5:1-8

Marriage

  • Ephesians 5:21-33

  • 1Peter 3:1-6, 7

  • Colossians 3:18-19

  • Proverbs 5:15-19, 19:13,

  • 1Corinthians 7:3

  • Genesis 2:24, 18

  • Malachi 2:4, 14-16

  • Hebrews 13:4

  • Matthew 19:6, 8-9

  • Song of Songs (all), SS 1:4, 2:6, 14, 16, 1:3, 4:10-11, 7:5, 4:7, 8:6-7, 7:1-3, 4:9

Kingdom Mindset

  • Matthew 6:9-10

  • Matthew 6:19-24

  • Matthew 18:1-5

  • Mark 1:15

Money Matters

  • Matthew 6:19-24, 25-34

  • Mark 10:21-29

  • Luke 12:15-34

  • Luke 19:1-9, 18:24-25

  • Psalm 36:6

  • Proverbs 11:4

  • Eccl 2:26, 5:10-14

  • Colossians 3:1-3

  • 1Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19

  • Hebrews 10:34, 13:5

  • 1John 2:15-16

  • Philippians 3:19-20

  • Acts 4:32-36, 5:1-11

Grace After Baptism

  • John 1:16

  • 1Peter 1:2

  • 2Thessalonians 2:16-17

  • Romans 2:4, 3:8, 6:1, 6:15

  • Jude 4

Identity in Christ

  • John 14:20, 15:4-5, 17:21

  • 2Corinthians 5:21, 17

  • Ephesians 1:4, 7, 11-12, 13-14, 2:4-5, 8-10

Repentance after Baptism

  • Acts 19:17-19

  • 2Timothy 2:24-26

  • Romans 2:4

  • 2Corinthians 7:8-11

  • Revelation 2:4-5, 3:1-3, 14-22

Perseverance and Persecution

  • Romans 4:19-21

  • Psa 37:24, 28, 73:24, 138:8

  • Proverbs 4:18

  • Matthew 10:22, 24:13

  • Luke 22:31-32, 10:42

  • John 8:31-32, 10:28-29, 15:4-9

  • Acts 11:23, 13:43, 14:21-22

  • Romans 8:30, 33-35, 37-39, 11:29

  • 1Corinthians 1:8-9, 15:1-2, 58, 16:13

  • 2Corinthians 1:21-22, 5:9, 15

  • Galatians 5:1, 10, 6:9-10

Humility & Pride & Correction

  • Philippians 2:5-8

  • 2Chronicles 34:19-28, 32:24-26, 33:12-14, 34:27, 36:12

  • Deuteronomy 8:11-14

  • Psalm 36:1-4

  • Revelation 3:14-20

  • Proverbs 11:2, 13:10, 16:6, 16:8-9, 21:4, 27:2, 30:12-13

More on Humility

  • Philippians 2:3-8

  • John 13:3-5, 14-17

  • Micah 6:6

  • Psa 138:6

  • Isa 66:2

  • Matt 18:4

  • Col 3:12

More on Pride

  • Dan 5:18-23

  • Isa 47:10

  • Esther 6:6

  • Rom 12:16

  • 1Cor 5:2

  • 1Tim 6:3-4

  • 2Tim 3:2

  • Hosea 7:10

  • Psa 10:4, Psa 73:6, Psa 31:23

More on Correction

  • Proverbs 3:11, 10:10, 15:12, 19:25, 28:23

  • Amos 5:10

  • Matthew 18:15

  • Luke 3:19-20

  • John 3:19-20

  • John 16:8

  • 1Cor 14:24-25

  • Ephesians 5:11-13, 4:25-27

  • 1Tim 5:20, 2Tim 4:2

Evangelism

  • Matthew 28:19-20, 9:36-38

  • Luke 9:59-60, 61-62, 19:10

  • 1Corinthians 9:16

  • 2Corinthians 5:15-20

  • 2Timothy 4:2

  • Mark 8:34-38

  • Acts 8:1-4

  • Colossians 1:4-6, 4:3-6

  • 1Peter 3:15

Connecting to God

Lordship

  • Matthew 7:21-27

  • 2Timothy 2:19

  • 2Corinthians 5:14-15

  • Luke 9:23-26, 61-62

  • John 13:13-17

Community and Conflict

  • John 17:20-23

  • Matthew 18:15-17

  • Philippians 1:27-28, 2:1-5, 14-15, 4:2-3

  • Ephesians 4:2-3, 4-6, 29-32, 5:21

General Scriptures on Purity/eMANcipators

  • James 1:13-15

  • Colossians 2:20-3:10

  • John 8:31-36

  • Romans 6:6-7

  • 2Timothy 2:22

Loving Light (Confession)

  • Proverbs 28:13

  • 1John 1:3-10

  • John 16:7-8

  • James 5:16

  • Acts 19:18

  • Matthew 3:6

  • Ephesians 5:11-14

  • Matthew 18:15

  • Psalm 51:1-4

  • John 3:19-21

Discern Desires

  • Genesis 1:27-31

  • Proverbs 16:26

  • Proverbs 23:1

  • Mark 4:19

  • Romans 1:24, 6:12, 7:8, 8:5, 13:14

  • Galatians 5:16-17, 24

  • Ephesians 2:3-8, 4:22-24

  • Col 3:5

  • 2Timothy 2:22

  • James 1:14-15

  • 1Peter 1:13-15, 2:11

  • 2Peter 1:4

  • Jude 16-18

  • Hebrews 4:4-13

Desires Filled in God

  • Romans 6:12, 8:5, 13:14

  • Galatians 5:16-17, 24

  • Colossians 3:5-14

  • 1Timothy 6:9

  • 2Timothy 2:22

  • James 1:14-15

  • 1Peter 1:13-15, 2:11, 4:2

  • 2Peter 1:4, 2;18

  • Jude 16

  • Isaiah 58:13-14

  • Psalm 119:24, 35, 94:19, 112:1, 145:19, 42:1-2, 37:4

  • Ephesians 3:14-20, 2:4-10, 4:22-24, 5:1-11

  • Titus 2:11-14

Recalibrate Righteousness

Before and After

  • 1Corinthians 6:9-10 & 1Corinthians 6:11

  • Ephesians 2:1-3 & 2:4-10

  • Ephesians 4:17-19 & 4:22-24

  • 2Corinthians 4:3-4 & 4:5-6

  • Romans 1:18-32 & 5:6-11

Our Righteousness - Justified!

  • 2nd Corinthians 5:15, 21

  • Philippians 3:8-9

  • Isaiah 53:11

  • Romans 3:24; 4:22-25; 5:1, 9, 16, 18; 8:30

  • Ephesians 1:3-14

Sinners?

  • Romans 3:7, 5:8, 5:19

  • 1 Peter 4:18

  • Galatians 2:15-2:17

  • 1 Timothy 1:9

  • 1 Timothy 1:15

  • Hebrews 7:26, 12:3

  • James 4:8, 5:20

  • Jude 15

Strive for Holiness

  • Hebrews 9:13-14

  • Philippians 3:12-14

  • 1Peter 1:13-18

  • Matthew 5:48

  • Psalm 119:9

  • 2nd Corinthians 7:1

  • Colossians 1:28

  • 1st John 3:4-9

  • Matthew 6:33

  • Matthew 26:36-42

Expose Excuses

  • Genesis 3:1-7 (see also Gen 2:16-17)

  • Matthew 4:1-11 (Satan's scheme replayed)

  • Ephesians 6:10-12

  • Luke 4:1-13

  • Proverbs 5:1-6, 6:23-25, 7:10-21

  • Proverbs 2:16, 9:18

  • Ecclesiastes 7:26

  • Hebrews 12:15-16

  • John 16:6-8

  • John 3:19-21

  • Proverbs 2:16

  • Proverbs 7:10-18, 21

  • LINK to more Excuses Exposed

Terminate Temptations

  • James 1:13-15

  • Matthew 6:13

  • Matthew 6:41

  • Matthew 5:27-30

  • Genesis 39:6-20

  • 1Corinthians 6:12-20

Seeking God

  • Matthew 7:7 & 7:13-14

  • Matthew 13:44-46

  • Matthew 6:25-33

  • Acts 8:26-40

  • Hebrews 11:6

  • Jeremiah 29:10-13

  • Luke 13:22-27

  • 1 Timothy 4:7b-8

  • II Chronicles 15:1-4

  • Acts 17:22-27

  • Acts 17:10-11 (Word)

  • Deuteronomy 4:28-31

  • Daniel 9:3

Word/Feelings

  • Hebrews 4:12-13

  • II Timothy 2:15

  • II Peter 1:19-21

  • John 7:17

  • James 1:22-25

  • Mark 7:6-9

  • Ezekiel 33:30-33

  • I Thessalonians 2:13

  • Proverbs 3:5, 14:12, 16:2, 28:26, 28:9, 30:5-6

  • I Corinthians 4:4

  • 2nd Peter 3:16

  • John 8:31-32

  • Psalm 119:60

  • 2nd Timothy 4:2-3

  • Matthew 13:1-23

  • 2nd Timothy 3:16-17

  • 1st Timothy 4:15-16

  • John 12:47-48

Knowing Jesus

  • John 1:1 & 1:14

  • John 2:13-17

  • John 3:1-16

  • John 6:35

  • John 14:6

  • John 4:1-42

  • John 7:10-24

  • John 13:1-17

  • John 12:32

  • Luke 4:1-13

  • Hebrews 1:3

  • Hebrews 2:9-11

  • Hebrews 2:17-18

  • Hebrews 4:15-16

  • 1st John 2:5-6

  • Mark 1:32-39

Discipleship

  • Acts 11:25-26

  • Luke 9:23-27

  • Luke 9:57-62

  • Luke 13:22-27

  • Mark 1:16-20

  • Matthew 28:18-20

  • Matthew 22:34-40

  • Matthew 10:36-39

  • Luke 19:10

  • Luke 11:1-4

  • Colossians 3:13

  • Matthew 7:21-27

  • Survey of Acts: Acts 2:41-47, 4:4, 5:14, 6:1-7, 8:1-4, 9:31, 9:42, 11:21-26, 12:24, 13:49, 14:1, 14:21, 16:5, 17:4, 17:12, 18:8, 18:10, 19:10, 19:18-20, 19:26, 21:20

Sin

  • Luke 7:36-52

  • Mark 7:21-22

  • Galatians 5:19-21

  • Ephesians 5:3-13

  • James 4:17

  • Isaiah 59:1-3

  • Romans 3:23

  • Romans 6:23

  • Romans 1:21-32

  • Revelation 21:8

  • Revelation 21:24-27

  • I Corinthians 6:13-20

  • Colossians 3:5-11

  • 2nd Timothy 3:1-5

  • Matthew 5:48

Cross/Grace

  • Romans 3:21-26

  • Romans 4:22-25

  • Romans 5:6-11

  • Mark 14:26-15:41

  • II Corinthians 5:14-21

  • 1st Peter 2:22-25

  • Isaiah 52:13-53:13

  • Psalms 22:1 ff

  • Acts 2:22-38

  • Colossians 2:13-14

  • Ephesians 2:1-10

  • John 3:16

  • John 1:29

Repentance

  • II Corinthians 5:14-21

  • Luke 3:7-14

  • Luke 13:1-5, 6-9

  • Luke 15:1-2, 11-32

  • 2nd Corinthians 7:8-11

  • 2nd Timothy 2:24-26

  • Luke 16:19-31

  • Acts 26:16-21

  • Hebrews 12:1-2

  • Romans 2:4

  • Acts 3:19-20

  • Acts 5:30-31; 11:18; 2Tim 2:24-26

  • Luke 19:1-10 vs. Luke 18:18-30

  • Colossians 2:20-23 vs. Titus 2:11-12

Salvation/Baptism

  • Colossians 1:13-14

  • Ephesians 2:8-9

  • Colossians 2:11-14

  • Titus 3:4-6

  • John 3:3-5

  • Romans 6:1-4

  • Acts 22:7-16

  • Romans 10:5-13

  • Acts 2:36-41, 47

  • Acts 8:26-40

  • Acts 9:1-19, 22:7-16

  • 1st Peter 3:21

  • Ephesians 4:4-6

  • Galatians 3:23-27

Holy Spirit

  • Acts 2:36-38

  • John 7:39

  • John 16:5-11

  • Ephesians 3:14-21

  • Romans 8:5-16

  • Galatians 5:22-23

  • John 14:16-18 v. 1st Sam. 16:13, 19:18-24; Act 2:1-4, 8:16, 10:44-45

  • Luke 1:15 v. John 10:41

  • Ex. 4:5; 1st Kings 17:24, Mark 16:20, Act 14:3, Heb 2:4

  • Act 8:18

  • Rom 1:11, 12:4-8 v. 1st Cor 2:1-5, 12:4-11

  • 1st Cor 13:8-12

Church/One Another

  • Acts 2:40-47

  • John 17:20-26

  • 1st John 1:5-10

  • Philippians 2:1-5

  • Hebrews 10:23-25

  • Hebrews 3:12-14

  • 2nd Cor 6:14-18

  • Ephesians 2:19-20

  • Romans 12:4-8

  • 1st Cor 12:12-27

  • Colossians 1:18

  • Colossians 2:18-19

  • John 13:13-15

Affirmations of Our Standing in Christ

  • Ephesians 2:4-20

  • Matthew 11:28-30

  • 2Cor 12:9

  • Isaiah 43:1-2

  • Titus 3:3-7

  • Romans 8:1-2

  • Acts 20:32

  • Romans 8:15-17

  • 1Peter 5:10

  • 1Peter 4:14

  • 2Cor 6:1-2

  • 2Cor 12:8-9

  • Isaiah 54:17

  • 2Tim 1:9-10

  • Rom 8:37-39

  • 2Tim 2:1-2

  • 1John 4:13-15

  • Eph 2:4-10

  • Eph 1:3-6

  • 1John 1:1-4

  • Eph 5:18-20

  • Rev 22:6

  • Psalm 103:14

  • Titus 2:11

  • 1Peter 1:3

  • Heb 3:1-6

  • Isa 56:1

  • Mark 9:23

  • Rom 5:1-21

  • 1Pet 1:3-5

  • Rev 22:20-21

  • Lam 3:22-25

  • Jame 1:2-4, 12

  • Col 1:6

  • Zeph 3:17

  • Isa 49:13-16

  • Gal 4:5

  • 1Thess 4:18

  • Psalm 32:8

  • Heb 13:9

  • Rom 3:24

  • 1Pet 2:24-25

  • 1Cor 1:18

  • Psalm 3:5

  • John 14:1-4

  • 1John 2:1-2

  • Phil 2:1-2

  • Deut 7:9

  • 1John 3:1


Deliberate Discipleship Question Bank

Questions designed to Build Up rather than Tear Down

  • Affirm your friend in Christ via Scripture

  • Remind him/her of his/her /Teleios/ in Christ

  • What’s encouraged you in Christ this week?

  • What progress did you see this week in your walk in Christ?

  • What difference did that make?

  • How did that promote or invite even more work of the Holy Spirit in you?

  • How does that benefit the Body of Christ?

  • Gifts. What gift/strength would you like to develop and deploy to benefit the body of Christ?

  • Transparency. Is there anything that we can talk about that will help you enjoy fellowship in the light? If you need to help via reproof:

    • Hand: What exactly was the sinful behavior? (compare to Scripture)

    • Heart: What desire or longing were seeking to fulfill? (compare to Scripture)

    • Head: What excuse or loophole did you give yourself to reject your covenant with Jesus? (compare to Scripture)

  • QTs. Did anything that you’ve experienced in a QT with God encourage you recently? Tell me about it. How did that invite even more work of the Spirit in and through you? What else has God been saying to you via His Word? What do you think He wants you to do about it? How can I help you stay the course? If you put that into practice, what difference will that make in you? How will that invite even more work of the Holy Spirit in you?

  • Outreach. Has God put someone on your heart to love? Tell me about it. Who can you love next? What might be a new way to reach them? Have you had any success disrupting someone with an invitation lately? Tell me about it. How did that invite even more work of the Spirit in and through you?

  • School/Work. What is work teaching you about godliness? What challenges have your braved? What’s your best hope for a great week of school (or work) this week? How can I “spot” you as get after that?

  • Marriage/Parenting. What would your spouse hope that we would discuss today; about marriage, about parenting? Has there been a moment of growing closer together recently? Tell me about it. What difference did that make? How did that invite even more work of the Spirit in and through you? What could you proactively do to boost that even higher? How can I help you stay the course on that plan?

  • Finance. Have you had an experience with trusting God that put money into a better perspective recently? How would you most like to grow in your stewardship of the financial resources God has entrusted to your care?

  • Good Shepherding. Have you seen some progress in the faith of someone whom you disciple? Tell me more about that. What difference does that make for them? What difference can that make in the Body of Christ? How can you boost their discipleship even higher? What difference will that make? How can I help you achieve that plan? Who is someone that you were tempted to give up on but instead prayed for them and made an effort to help them? What difference did that make? What else could help? How can I join you in this service to the saints?

  • Questions for me? Input for me?


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