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Community Group Questions | Roots for Making Disciples | Nov 18, 2018

Roots for Making Disciples
Rev. Blake Altman

God intends to change you by His Word. How is He at work in you to do that?  Read the following passage and consider these questions.



Matthew 28:16-20

[16] Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. [17] And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. [18] And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. [19] Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, [20] teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”



The Power of Disciple Making

1. To whom specifically is the Great Commission addressed?

2. Why is it important to see that the Great Commission is given to the Church?

The Practice of Disciple Making

3. Although the word “Go” (v. 19) in the Greek is a participle (lit., “going” or "as you go"), English versions typically translate the word as “Go.” Greek scholars rightly justify this translation by noting that the word is an attendant circumstance participle, and it would be inappropriate to translate the word as “going” or “as you go” (cf. Daniel B. Wallace, Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996), 642-645). How would the meaning of the text change if the text were to read “As you go…”?

4. What is the practical difference between making converts and making disciples?

5. What does covenant renewal look like when done in the Church and through the Church?

The Presence of the Power

6. In what way is Jesus with us in fulfilling the Great Commission? What about when we fail?

7. What does the Great Commission have to do with Trinity’s Roots campaign? Why might land and a building be important?



8. Do I see money as a tool for God or a tool for me? Reflect on this as honestly as you can.



Ask the Father to have his kingdom come through you and Jesus’ church, and for his will to be done through you and Jesus’ church.