Teach Life: Everyday Discipleship

Series: Know, Speak, Teach Life

Teach Life: Everyday Discipleship

November 03, 2019 | Todd Cyphers
Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Teach Life: Everyday Discipleship

Deuteronomy 6:1-9


Main Truth: Discipling people we love happens best in everyday life.

I. Discipleship is Learning to Love and Follow the Lord in Everyday Life. (Deuteronomy 6:1-3)

“Disciple”– Learner and follower. One who is attached.

Mark 3:13-15  - “He went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired… so that they might be with him…” 

John 1:39 - “He said… ‘Come and…see.’”

Matthew 4:19 - “Jesus said, ‘Come, follow me,’ and I will send you out to fish for people.” 

1. “FEAR”- Worship God and fear hurting His name.

2. “LONG LIFE” - Live, continue, endure.

3. “HEAR” - Listening in order to follow the LORD.

4. “DO” - Obeying the Lord in daily life.

5. “Go well with you” - Enjoying God’s Life and being effective in ministry.

6. “Multiply Greatly”- Thriving while replicating followers of Christ.

Matthew 28:18-20- "And Jesus said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them inthe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you… I am with you always...’”

Barna - 50% of church goers have never heard of the Great Commission and 80% do not know what it means.

II. Discipleship is to Be Woven into Everyday Life. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9)

1. Affections

2. Mind

3. Will

4. Abilities

Tim Keller - Until you’re melted by the amazing sight, knowledge, and sense of Jesus taking the fire for you, you can’t have that transformation of identity. You can’t just decide, “I think I’m going to change my identity.” It can’t be done. It has to be an experience of love.

III. Families are the Primary Disciple-Makers in Everyday Life.        (Deuteronomy 6:7-9)

1. Multiple ways

2. Multiple times

3. Multiple places

4. Multiple activities

5. Multiple people

Jesus’ Model:

Mark 3:13-15  - “…be with Me…”

John 1:39  - “Come and …see.”

Matthew 4:19  - “…follow me, and I will send you to fish for people.”


Go Deeper and Apply Truth This Week:

1. What are you most thankful for this week?

2. Read Deuteronomy 6:1-9 with someone this week and ask them to explain the overall passage in his/her own words.

3. Have each person define the term “discipleship”.

4. What kinds of things do you teach your children to do every day?

5. What are some good spiritual habits that you have added to your life that you are now passing on to your children?

6. What tips can you share on how to be consistent with following Christ?

7. What could you start doing to help someone else (children, friend, neighbor, etc.) grow in his or her relationship with God?





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