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Chapter Summary

 

Studies in Disciple Making

 

The Foundation for Building

World-Visionary, World-Impacting, Reproducing Disciples

 

 

 

Chapter 1 - How Vital is Vision?

 

"Where there is no vision, the people perish." - Proverbs 29:18

 

I. The Sad Crisis of No Vision

                   A. No Awareness of God's Plan

                   B. No Spiritual Vision in the Pulpit

                   C. No Spiritual Vision in the People

                   D. No Spiritual Vision in Public Life

 

II. The Serious Consequences of No Vision

                   A. The People Cast Off Constraint (moral consequence)

                   B. Society Begins to Disintegrate (social consequence)

                   C. The people go naked (personal consequence)

                   D. The People Perish (spiritual consequence)

 

III. Vision and the Fox Formula

                   A. The Principle

                   B. The Punch Line

                   C. The Pursuit

                   D. The Analogy of the Church

                   E. Total World Vision

 

 

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Chapter 2 - The Commission That Determines Our Mandate

 

"All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.  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 always, even unto the end of the world." - Matthew 28:18-20, KJV

 

I. The ASSURANCE Behind the Commission

                   A. Divine Authority

                   B. Delegated Authority

                   C. Deserved Authority

                   D. Defined Authority

 

II. The ASSIGNMENT Within the Commission

                   A. The Church's (Christian's) Only Marching Orders

                   B. Division of the Commission into Parts

                             1. Employ the Personnel

                             2. Enter The Field

                             3. Enlarge the Vision

                             4. Evangelize the Prospects

                             5. Enlist the Evangelized

                             6. Educate and Edify the Enlisted

                             7. Expect Him to Work

 

                   C. The Great Commission or the Great Omission?

 

 

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Chapter 3 - The Concept That Determines Our Method

 

"Turn men into disciples . . ." - Matthew 28:19

 

I. Definitions for Disciple-Making

     A. Disciple

     B. Discipler

     C. Discipling

     D. Disciplines

 

II.. Disciple-Making That Produces a Ministry of Multiplication

     A. What is multiplication?

     B. Why do people fail to multiply biologically?

          1 - Those who never marry (have no union) are unable to multiply.

          2 - Those who suffer some disease or physical impairment are unable to multiply

          3 - Those who are immature (babies) are unable to multiply

     C. Why do people fail to multiply spiritually?

 

 

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Chapter 4 - The Key That Hangs on the Front Door of Church History

 

The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, {2} Until the in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:  {3} To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:  {4} And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.  {5) For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many hence. - Acts 1:1‑5

 

I. The Previous Document Mentioned

                   A. The Gospel According to Luke

                   B. Who Was Luke and How Did He Get Into the Story?

                   C. Tremendous Devotional Truths

                             1 - The Analogy of the Church as "The Body of Christ"

                             2 - Luke Wrote Two Incredible Documents

 

II. Personal Disciple Identified

                   A. One-Fourth of the New Testament Was Written to One Person!

                   B. Why Did Luke Write These Two Documents to One Person?

                   C. Personal Testimony

 

III. Plain Declaration of Purpose for Writing

                   A. All That Jesus Began Both To Do and To Teach

                             B. What is Jesus Doing Now?

                             1 - He is Continuing to Do and Teach

                             2 - Each Believer is a Living Container of His Personal Presence

                   C. What Kind of Persons Did Jesus Use?

                             1 - Common Men

                             2 - Chosen Men

                             3 - Convinced Men

                             4 - Commanded Men

                             5 - Controlled Men

 

 

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Chapter 5 - Essentials for Making Disciples

......... or, The Doctor’s Cure for the Great Omission

 

Forasmuch as many have taken in hand to set forth in order a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us,  Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word; It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, That thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed. - Luke 1:1-4 (KJV)

 

I. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

II. PAINSTAKING RESEARCH

 

III. PRECISE RESOURCES

 

IV. PERSISTENT REPRODUCTION

 

Chapter 6 - God's Multiplication Table

 

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 2Timothy 2:2

 

I. The PROFILE of a Multiplying Disciple

A. A Son

B. A Soldier

C. An Athlete

D. A Husbandman

E. A Workman

F. A Vessel

G. A Servant

 

II. The PROCEDURE for Multiplying Disciples

A. How Does the Process Reach a Disciple?

B. What Does the Process of Hearing Entail?

C. Once a Disciple is Equipped, What Does He Do?

 

III. Illustrations the Show the Importance & Potential of Multiplication

A. An Evangelist

B. A Daily Day of Pentecost

C. Doubling of Pennies

D. The Vision of World Impact by Disciple-Making

 

 

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Chapter 7 - The Genius of Jesus’ Strategy

 

“For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.” I Thessalonians 3:8 (KJV)

 

I. The disciple maker's true emphasis.

 

II. Contrasting lifestyles.

          A. Outside in

          B. Inside out

          C. Personal and Church lifestyles

          D. The Christ-like lifestyle

 

III. Jesus' model for reproduction (the twelve)

 

 

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Chapter 8 - How This Standard Works in a Church (Ephesians 4:7-14)

 

But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.  Wherefore he saith, when he ascended up on high, led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.  (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?  He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the slight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive. - Ephesians 4:7-14

 

I. The Giver of the Gifts

A. He Descended

B. He Ascended

C. He Transcends

 

II. The Gifts Themselves

A. Apostles

B. Prophets

C. Evangelists

D. Pastor-Teachers

 

III. The Goals for the Giving of These Gifts

A. To Enlist Members

B. To Equip the Members

C. To Employ the Members

 

 

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Chapter 9 - His Last Words, His Last Will

 

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. - Acts 1:8

 

I. Strategy for Gospel Advance

 

II. Source of the Gospel Witness

 

III. Subject of the Gospel Witness

 

IV. Scope of the Gospel Witness

A. Your Immediate Situation

B. Your Intermediate Setting

C. Your International Surroundings

 

V. Secret of the Gospel Witness

 

 

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