LifeGroup Questions: Applying the Teaching to Our Life

  1. As a group try to write down all the names of the 12 disciples without looking them up. How did you
    do? What do the names we remember tell us about Jesus and his relationship to the 12?
  2. The time Peter, James and John had with Jesus as the “inner circle” must have been incredible. Have
    you ever been intentionally poured into like this over a specific period of time for a specific purpose?
    Or perhaps been in some kind of “inner circle”? Describe that time to the group.
  3. Read Luke 9:28-36. This is arguably one of the most evident displays of Jesus’ divinity. Why would
    Jesus limit this event to just 3 of his disciples?
  4. In Luke 22:24-30 the disciples have an argument over who is the greatest among them. How might
    the selection of the 3 contributed to this disagreement?
  5. Do you feel comfortable at this stage of your growth being involved in discipling others? Why or why
  6. Read 2 Peter 1:16-18 and 1 John 1:1-3. What are Peter and John writing about?
  7. How would you feel if Jesus asked you to “keep watch and pray for Him?” What valuable lesson do
    you think Peter, James, and John learned by their failure in doing so?

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DISCIPLE: Jesus’ Plan for Discipleship
“Disciple Others in a DIG”
Luke 8:51f, 9:28f, 22:39f

  1. Why did Jesus create the Inner Circle?
    a. So he could have intensive time with them
    b. For more training in discipleship
    c. For accelerated growth in discipleship
    A Discipleship Intensive Group is 3 to 5 followers of Jesus meeting weekly around the Word of God
    for accelerated growth in becoming like Christ.
  2. What did the disciples learn in the Inner Circle/DIG?
    a. Lessons on healing
    b. Lessons on Jesus’ unique relationship with the Father
    c. Lessons on prayer
    d. Lessons on making disciples
  3. What do we do in a DIG?
    a. Share what we’re learning from our time with Jesus
    b. Discipleship essentials
    c. Pray for each other
    d. Do ministry together
  4. How do I get in a DIG?
    a. Talk to God
    b. Talk to others
    c. Connect with others
    d. Count the cost/embrace the journey
    Discipleship today starts at the cross.

Core CHRISTlike Characteristic: Spirit-led Servant/Living Surrendered