Patterned

DISCIPLE-MAKING

Patterned is a 10-week Bible study designed for any follower of Jesus Christ to gain practical tools to engage in our Lord’s Great Commission mandate of becoming a disciple-maker.

Each week’s study includes two videos and discussion questions. The first video summarizes the previous week’s lesson, and the second video introduces the upcoming week’s topic. Answer the discussion questions after watching the corresponding video.

Introduction

For the introduction week, get to know one another. Ask questions such as name, family or occupation, and share your disciple-making experiences.

Here are a few questions to get you started:

  • What have your past discipleship experiences been?
  • What do you hope to gain from this material?

Video 1: Praying for the Lost

Group Discussion Questions

  • How do you define “lost” and “lostness?”
  • Jesus gave us a model for praying for the lost (the Lord’s Prayer). How does He teach us to pray better in Luke 11:1-4?
  • What are practical ways we can pray for the lost?
  • How can you use Scripture to pray for the lost?
  • How does God feel about lost things?

Week 1

Video 2: Praying for the Lost

Group Discussion Questions

  • Why do we pray?
  • Who are some of the people we should pray for in addition to the lost?
  • What does Paul remind believers to pray in Ephesians 6:18-20?
  • From your list on page eight from this week’s workbook questions, share some of the lost people around you whom you can pray for. How do we pray for the people we have listed?

Video 3: Defining Evangelism & Discipleship

Group Discussion Questions

  • What is disciple-making and how is it an ongoing process?
  • Jesus modeled disciple-making. How did He do this?
  • How can the Great Commission be a “natural thing”?

Week 2

Video 4: Defining Evangelism & Discipleship

Group Discussion Questions

  • What can we learn from sheep about disciple-­making?
  • Why is life­-on-­life, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, important in disciple-­making?
  • How did Jesus look at the sheep in Matthew 9:36-38, and what was His response?
  • What does following Jesus by investing in someone else’s life mean?

Video 5: Studying the Bible

Group Discussion Questions

  • What are the three simple steps for studying your Bible with expectancy?
    Read John 10:27-28.
  • What are the facts in the passage from John 10:27-28?
  • What does God’s Word mean in this passage?
  • What does God’s Word mean to you? How can you apply His Word?

Week 3

Video 6: Studying the Bible

Group Discussion Questions

  • Using the three steps to study your Bible, what did you learn from Luke 10? (Refer to your answers on workbook page 64.)
  • What were some highlights from the other passages (days two-five)?
  • Why is it important to study God’s Word daily?

Video 7: Telling Your Story

Group Discussion Questions

  • How do you weave God’s story into yours?
  • To tell our story is really to tell what story?
  • When telling your story, how can you keep Jesus the hero of your story and not yourself?

Week 4

Video 8: Telling Your Story

Group Discussion Questions

  • Why tell your story?
  • What do we tell in our story?
  • What can keep you from telling your story? (Refer to your answer on workbook page 84.)
  • Where do we tell our story in light of His story?
  • How do you tell the story?

Video 9: Gospel Conversations

Group Discussion Questions

  • What is foundational in gospel conversations?
  • Why is the Holy Spirit’s role important in sharing the gospel?
  • Why is intentionality important in gospel conversations?

Week 5

Video 10: Gospel Conversations

Group Discussion Questions

  • What does it mean to “cultivate the soil” as you engage in gospel conversations?
  • Why is worldview important in having gospel conversations with others?
  • Why should we be involved in the lives of other people? What does this have to do with having gospel conversations?
  • What are some suggestions in starting gospel conversations with others?

Video 11: Community

Group Discussion Questions

  • Why do believers need to be part of a community? What does the Bible say about community?
  • Have you substituted online communication for other people?
  • According to Paul in Romans 12:38, how are we members of one another?

Week 6

Video 12: Community

Group Discussion Questions

  • What is the prescriptive mission given to the Church by Jesus Himself?
  • What is the description of this mission in everyday life?
  • What do we learn from Acts 2:42-47 about biblical community? (Refer to your answer on page 135.)
  • How is the Church’s form of community different than the world’s idea of community?

Video 13: Unreached People Groups

Group Discussion Questions

  • How can we be a part of international missions in our own communities in North Carolina?
  • What is God telling the Church by bringing unreached peoples to North Carolina?
  • How can you identify the people around your church?

Week 7

Video 14: Unreached People Groups

Group Discussion Questions

  • What should we do as God has brought the nations to North Carolina?
  • How do we learn who the unreached people groups are in our cities?
  • What are some questions you can ask people from other countries?
  • Luke 10:1-12 – How can we biblically engage people from other nations with disciple-making strategies?

Video 15: Missionary Opportunities

Group Discussion Questions

  • What is our goal in disciple-making, based on the story in Luke 24 and Jesus’ encounter with the two men on the road to Emmaus?
  • How do we make disciples the way Jesus did?
  • What are the four worldview questions, and how do they apply in sharing the story of the gospel?

Week 8

Video 16: Storying

Group Discussion Questions

  • When you hear “story,” what comes to mind?
  • How can stories help others understand who Christ is?
  • How did Jesus use stories in the Gospels?
  • How can we use stories in our ministry opportunities?

Video 17: Living Intentionally

Group Discussion Questions

  • What does it mean to “live intentionally” as a believer?
  • What are the items included in our “toolbox?”
  • What parts of our story could we share with others that God could use to bring glory to Himself?

Week 9

Video 18: Living Intentionally

Group Discussion Questions

  • How can we be intentional about building relationships with people in our communities?
  • What is a point of common need over which we can connect with others?
  • What are some ideas to keep the ultimate purpose of Christ at the forefront of every conversation?
  • What are ways we can show biblical hospitality to others?

Video 19: Transformation, not Information

Group Discussion Questions

  • How can we prevent “just giving information” and help people be transformed into the likeness of Christ?
  • Why is transformation needed?
  • Why are we unable to transform ourselves?

Week 10

Video 20: Sending

Group Discussion Questions

  • Where do we make disciples?
  • Where can people see Jesus in your community?
  • Which places do you go every day where you could make disciples?
  • How are you loving God and loving your neighbor as yourself?

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