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Life on Life Discipleship

The Life on Life Discipleship ministry provides you with the resources and tools you need to meet with another person or group to read the Bible together, pray and share life in a meaningful way.

  “Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” 
1 Thessalonians 2:8

A disciple of Jesus is someone who is becoming just like Jesus, and Life on Life Discipleship is a great way to grow as a follower of Christ. The following are some suggested resources for meeting with someone who is not a believer, a new believer, or simply another Christian friend. Visit the Life on Life table in the church foyer for a complete guide, or to order any of the following resources. You can also order online by clicking on the button with each resource. Throughout the year, we offer classes and training opportunities to help you make the best use of your Life on Life time.

Big Ideas on Discipleship

  1. Discipleship is simply coming alongside another person to help them become more like Christ. 
  2. Discipleship takes studying the Bible together on a regular basis, praying with and for one another, and the working of the Holy Spirit in us. 
  3. Discipleship relationships must value the following:
    • Trust
    • Grace
    • Humility
    • Submission (to each other and to God)
    • Affirmation
    • Commitment

 

How to Get Started

Look at the relationships and ministries in which you are currently involved. Take personal initiative to work out a Life on Life relationship with another person. If you are having difficulty connecting with someone in a regular discipleship relationship, we are happy to help. Contact Pastor Steve Smith to to help connect you with someone or if you have any questions about Life on Life.

 

Meeting With A Non-Christian

A Good Place To Start


“You, Me and the Bible”

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"You, Me and the Bible" is a resource to help two or three friends sit down together and discover the central message of the Bible, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each of the six sessions contains:

    • Two short Bible passages to read and talk about
    • Questions and ideas to stimulate discussion
    • A linked summary video to draw the ideas together
    • Concluding questions to discuss the implications

 

Additional Resources


“Two Ways to Live” 

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"Two Ways to Live" is a simple resource to assist you in presenting the Gospel in a clear and logical manner, highlighting the core truths of the Gospel:

    • God as our creator and ruler
    • Humanity as rebels against God
    • God's judgement on our rebellion
    • Jesus' death for our sins
    • Jesus' resurrection as Lord of all
    • The twofold response that all this requires of us

 

 
“One to One Bible Reading” 

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"One to One Bible Reading" is a great resource to help prepare you to read the Bible with a non-Christian. This book not only gives you practical tips to read the Bible with another person, but it also includes a reading plan and discussion questions through Mark’s Gospel, which would be a great study for you and a non-Christian friend.

 


“More Than a Carpenter” 

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"More Than a Carpenter" is a book that simply reveals the person of Jesus and is a great choice for non-Christian. This bestselling book introduces the real Jesus, a carpenter, a religious leader, and the Son of God. Josh McDowell reveals how he searched for meaning, truth, and relevance, finding the answers in Jesus Christ. 

 


“The Reason for God” 

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This book is a perfect book for those who have difficulty believing that there is a God and who are skeptical of the claims of Christianity. How could a loving God send people to hell? Why does he allow suffering? Can one religion be "right" and the others "wrong"? This New York Times Bestseller responds to the questions of open skeptics and ardent believers. Author Timothy Keller draws from literature, philosophy, reason, and real-life conversations to explain how faith in a Christian God is a soundly rational belief.

  

Meeting With A New Christian

A Good Place To Start


“You, Me and the Bible”

Order

"You, Me and the Bible" is a resource to help two or three friends sit down together and discover the central message of the Bible, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each of the six sessions contains:

    • Two short Bible passages to read and talk about
    • Questions and ideas to stimulate discussion
    • A linked summary video to draw the ideas together
    • Concluding questions to discuss the implications

 


“Growing Christ Series” 

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"The Growing in Christ Series" is a 13 week follow-up course great for new believers. These Bible studies help the new believer in the areas of assurance and what it means to live as a Christian. 

 


“One to One Bible Reading” 

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"One to One Bible Reading" is a great resource to help prepare you to read the Bible with a non-Christian. This book not only gives you practical tips to read the Bible with another person, but it also includes a reading plan and discussion questions through Mark’s Gospel, which would be a great study for you and a non-Christian friend.

 

Additional Resources

“Can I Really Trust the Bible? 

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A short, readable book that explains clearly and simply what Christians believe about the Bible and how God speaks today. The Bible makes big claims for itself. But do those claims stand up? Aren’t the stories just legends? Hasn’t the information been corrupted over time? Isn’t the Bible full of mistakes? And isn’t it culturally outdated? This book answers these questions and more.

 

“Christian Beliefs - Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know” 

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There are certain matters of truth that every Christian simply should know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. If you're a relatively new believer in Jesus, or if you're a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on basics of the faith, "Christian Beliefs" is for you. You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion.

 

Meeting With A Christian Friend

A Good Place to Start


“One to One Bible Reading” 

Order

"One to One Bible Reading" is a great resource to help prepare you to read the Bible with a non-Christian. This book not only gives you practical tips to read the Bible with another person, but it also includes a reading plan and discussion questions through Mark’s Gospel, which would be a great study for you and a non-Christian friend.

Download a list of suggested Accountability Questions to include with your time together.

 

 

Additional Resources


“The Gathering Place - Becoming A Titus 2 Woman”
(Woman Specific Study)

To order, email Denise McDaniel

What does it mean to be a Godly woman? This discipleship curriculum is an in-depth Bible study of the biblical mandate given in Titus 2 that describes how women should disciple one another. This study is designed to foster a culture of discipleship by seeing our God-given relational strengths as women to encourage and equip one another to live for God’s glory. This program includes 12 weeks of personal, daily assignments and 13 weekly group sessions that focus on applying the truths from Titus 2 to everyday life.

 

Christian Life Books


The Reason for God” by Timothy Keller
“Radical” by David Platt
“The Pursuit of Holiness” by Jerry Bridges

These are just a few books recommended by our staff to read along with another friend. To see what other books the pastoral staff is recommending, visit the Life on Life table in the church foyer.

Download the Choosing a Christian Life Book resource for help choosing other books.
Download a list of suggested Accountability Questions to include with your time together.

 

Doctrine Resources

“Christian Beliefs - Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know” 

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There are certain matters of truth that every Christian simply should know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. If you're a relatively new believer in Jesus, or if you're a more mature Christian looking for a quick brush-up on basics of the faith, "Christian Beliefs" is for you. You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion.

 


“Bible Doctrine” 

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How do we know the Bible is God's Word? What is sin and where did it come from? How is Jesus fully God and fully man? What are spiritual gifts? When and how will Christ return? If you've asked questions like these, then "systematic theology" is no abstract term. It's an approach to finding answers every Christian needs to know. "Bible Doctrine" covers the essentials of the faith, giving you a firm grasp on seven key topics:

  • The Doctrine of the Word of God
  • The Doctrine of God
  • The Doctrine of Man
  • The Doctrine of Christ
  • The Doctrine of the Application of Redemption
  • The Doctrine of the Church
  • The Doctrine of the Future

Download a list of suggested Accountability Questions to include with your time together.

 

Sermon Follow Up


Get together with another friend and discuss the Sunday morning sermons.

Download a list of suggested Sermon Follow Up discussion questions.
Download a list of suggested Accountability Questions.

 

Prayer

Get together with a friend and pray through the church directory, pray for the different ministries at Linworth, pray for the persecuted church, or whatever you feel led to pray for. You can also pick up a weekly prayer request list from the bulletin table in the church foyer.

Download a list of suggested Accountability Questions to include with your time together.

 

Discipleship Program


2:7 Series”

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The 2:7 Series is based on the Scripture reference Colossians 2:7—the statement of the Apostle Paul to a New Testament church:  “Rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”  What the Holy Spirit expresses through Paul in this passage clearly defines the specific goals of this training:

For a Christian to become built up in Christ and strengthened (or established) in his or her faith. This series of courses includes instruction in practical Bible study techniques, Scripture memory skills, how to have an exciting devotional life, and how to be more effective in evangelism.

For a Christian to learn to overflow with gratitude in everyday life.  The series will help an individual learn to experience and enjoy a stable and consistent Christian walk.

For a Christian to be taught (or instructed).  This implies that training needs to take place before believers develop into a follower of Christ whose life can significantly impact in the lives of people around them.  

This program is a 8-9 month discipleship program.