Information about all events listed can be
found at www.orlandowoc.org or on the
● January 27: Spirit-Filled Saturday @ 9 a.m. at
● January 28: Water Baptism. If you’d like to be
baptized, see your Life Group leader.
● February 2: BeMen Gathering @ 7 p.m. at
● If you have heard Sunday’s message,
what is one idea that really stood out
to you? Why did this idea grab your
● Recall a time when you didn’t follow
● Would you consider yourself to be
more of a follower or a leader?
18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea
of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon
called Peter and his brother Andrew.
They were casting a net into the lake,
for they were fishermen. 19 “Come,
follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send
you out to fish for people.” 20 At once
they left their nets and followed him.
Matthew 4:18-20 (NIV)
Jesus had a plan to change the world,
and He did this by making disciples.
He called Peter and Andrew to Himself,
and their response was immediate and
final. Their lives were never the same
again after they heard and responded
to Jesus’ call. Jesus issues the same
call to us today, and as His followers
we are all called to minister to others.
In this lesson, we will discuss Jesus’
call to discipleship in Matthew 4:19.
LEARN AND DISCUSS
1. Don’t just stand there; come.
● Matthew 4:19
● Matthew 11:28-30
Many seem content to see Jesus from
afar, but Jesus calls us to go closer to
Him. He wants us to draw closer to Him,
to know Him and experience Him, and
to be changed by Him. He even calls
everyone who is weary and burdened
to go to Him (Matthew 11:28-30). If
we truly went to Him and encountered
Him, like Peter and Andrew, we would
never be the same.
● How did Jesus call you to Himself and how
did you respond to His invitation?
2. Don’t just come; follow.
● Matthew 16:24
● 1 Corinthians 11:1
Knowing God is the first step. Following
Him is next. Following Jesus means that
we believe His words, imitate His
character, and obey His commands. We
are not simply to go to church or hear
about God—we are to set aside our own
agendas and lives to serve and follow
● What does it mean to follow someone?
● Why do we need to follow others who are
3. Don’t just follow: fish.
● Matthew 28:19
When Jesus told His disciples to go and
make disciples of all the nations, none
of them thought He meant for them to
gather up all those who already believed
and start little discipleship groups. That
is certainly not what He intended and
certainly not what they did. We are
under no illusion that we can make
disciples of the nations without
consistently engaging non-believers.
● Why is following Jesus without fishing for
● How did you become a fisher of men?
1. Are you a disciple of Jesus? Have you left
everything to follow Him? What area of
your life do you need to surrender to God
so you can follow Him completely?
2. How can you grow as a disciple of Jesus
this week? Whose example are you
3. Who are you helping follow Jesus? How can
you help others know and follow God this
● Thank God for His call in your life. Pray that,
like Peter and Andrew, you would leave
everything behind to follow Him.
● Commit to know and follow God more closely.
and to follow others who are also following
● Pray that you would be a fisher of men. Pray
specifically for your friends and family who
don’t know God yet to surrender their lives
The Gospel is the Good News that God
became man in Jesus Christ. He lived
the life we should have lived, and died
the death we should have died – in our
place. Three days later He rose from the
dead, proving that He is the son of God
and offering Salvation and forgiveness
of sins for everyone who repents and
believes in Him.