Discipleship: Who Does It?
Matt. 28:19-20 Colossians 1:28-29 2Timothy2:2
I. Jesus and His Disciples
Mark 1:16-20 John 1:35-40 Mark 9:35 Matthew 18:1-4
John 18:1 Matthew 10:1, 5-8 Gal. 2:20
John 8:31-32 John 14:15
II. People in All Walks of Life
Barnabus & Saul Acts 11:25-26
Paul & Timothy 2 Timothy 2:2 1 Timothy 4:12
Priscilla/Aquila & Apollos Acts 18:24-26
Parents & Children Prov. 29:17, Prov. 22:6, Deut. 6:5-8
Disciple to Believer Eph. 4:15-16, Heb. 3:13, Heb.10:24-25
III. A More Current Example
Title: “ All In “
Disciple in the Greek= Mathaytes: means a learner, pupil, disciple- one who follows ones teaching
Opening verses: Matt 28:19-20, Luke 6:40
We will be looking at some defining marks of a disciple of Jesus Christ.
1. Character: John 13:33-34, 1 Cor 15:33
2. Conviction: John 14:15-16, Matt 7:13-14
3. Commitment: Luke 14:25-27,33, Gal 6:9
4. Contributes: John 15:8, Luke 10:2
Closing: (If you can show these one at a time. show the believer line first than add the disciple line 2nd and so on. also you don’t have to include the numbers I only put them so that we do miss any)
1. Believer: believes in God
Disciple: lives for God
2. Believer: fits in the world
Disciple: stands out
3. Believer: gives up when things get hard
Disciple: carries their cross daily
4. Believer: picks and chooses what part of Jesus teachings to follow
Disciple: works on all areas with the help of the Holy Spirit
5. Believer: casual faith
Disciple: committed faith
6. Believer: wants an easy life
Disciple: lays down their life
7. Believer: loves to receive
Disciple: loves to serve
8. Believer: comfortable
Disciple: ready for a challenge
9. Believer: believes faith is personal
Disciple: makes more disciples
10. Believer: knows what God wants them to do but holds back
Disciple: IS ALL IN!
Title: How Much Is Enough
Opening clip: https://youtu.be/7tOkpntQtBM (play to 1:10)
Opening verse: Prov 27:20
Paul lays out 3 key strategies needed to getting to a place of contentment.
Main passage: Phil 4:11-13
- Choose between wants and needs
Phil 4:11, Phil 4:19
- Ride the financial roller coaster
Phil 4:12, Psa 37:25
- Jesus is enough
Phil 4:13, Gen 15:1, Psa 37:4, Isa 55:2
My Spending Habits
I- Where does my money come from?
- John 6: 11
- Genesis 22:14
- James 1:17.
II- Do I have enough money?
- John 6:10
- Philippians 4:19
- 1 Timothy 6:6-8
III- How much money do I need?
- John 6:12
- Luke 14:28
- Psalms 20:4
Title: Make or Break
Intro: https://youtu.be/S_6vjb1cJkE Please play till 3:04
Main passage: Luke 16:8-13
This is one of the most interesting parables Jesus uses to teach us some very important lessons on stewardship.
- People are the best investment
Luke 16:8-9, Prov 11:25
- Be faithful small ways
Like 16:10-11, Matt 25:21
- Take care of what doesn’t belong to you
Luke 16:12, Psa 24:1
- Dont let money rule you
Luke 16:13, Luke 12:28-31
Opener: How we handle our money matters.
Intro: Psalms 37:21, Rom 13:8
We’ll look at nine tips to getting our heads above water financially.
- Pray about it
Phil 4:6, 1 John 5:14
- Develop a debt free mindset
- List your debts according to priority
- Don’t go deeper
- List your belongings
- Establish a spending plan
- Consider adding additional income
Prov 31:16-17, 24
- Consider a radical change of lifestyle
I Tim 6:6-7
- Don’t give up
Central Text: Ephesians 4:11-13
I. Discipline Psalm 71:17 Micah 4:2 2 Tim. 3:16-17
II. Instruct Deut. 11:18-21 Acts 18:24-28
III. Disciple Matt. 4:19 Matt. 14:13-21 Acts 19:1-10
IV. Apply Matt. 28:19-20 2Tim. 2:2
10 Things your pastor won’t tell you: Vanderbloemen: Tim Stevens
1. Sunday is not the only day I work
2. I’m on call 24/7
3. Marrying and burying people takes an emotional toll on me
4. Being a pastor can be a lonely position
5. I am often judged and criticized
6. It’s hard to hear constant criticism and varying opinions
7. I struggle with being a workaholic
8. Sometimes I want to talk about something besides church
9. It is challenging for me to keep my identity solely rooted in God and not in the success of the church
10. I don’t have all the answers
Let’s take a closer look at 3 key shepherding functions that are needed today
Main passage: John 21:15-19
Poimaino: tend as a shepherd, feed, rule. (Show definition after I read the main passage)
John 21:15, John 17:6-8
John 21:16, Matt 5:9, John 17:20-21,
John 21:17, John 17:9-10
Here are the questions for the end you can put the characteristics first and than the questions
People oriented, Relational, Peacemaker, Unifier, Soul-healer, Caregiver, Nurturing, Protector, Reconciler, Tenderhearted, Helper
- Choose 2-3 of the characteristics above that best define you and why.
- Can you think situation where you were able to bring peace in a difficult situation, what did that look like?
- Why are Shepherding gifts needed in the body of Christ?
- Can you think/describe a time when someone demonstrated shepherding gifts in a way that impacted you positively?
- Can you think of some ways we can improve caring for each other at GLCC?
Yes you are seeing right, the title is a look back on last month’s series.
*below you will see the attachment to display at the end as we have been doing the last two weeks.
Main Passages: Acts 8:4-13, 26-32
The book of Acts is full of examples of evangelism, today we will take a look at 5 evangelistic attributes demonstrated by Phillip.
Acts 8:6, Acts 2:14
II. Agent of Joy
Acts 8:8, Rom 14:17
Acts 8:9-11, Acts 2:37, Acts 6:8-10
IV. Looks for divine appointments
Acts 8:26-29, Acts 4:4-9
V. Walks through open doors
Acts 8:30-32, Acts 7:1-2
The Prophetic is the most controversial of the 5 Fold ministry but today we will look at 5 important components of why we need the prophetic voices in the church today!
Opening verses: Eph 2:19-20, Eph 4:11-12
Main text: Acts 11:22-30
I. Exhortation Acts 11:23a, 1 Cor 14:3
II.Calls others to Covanent relationship with God Acts 11:23b, Matt 3:2, Matt 4:17
III. Called to community Acts 11:27, 1 Sam 19:20, 2 Kings 2:3
IV. Foretell things that will happen Acts 11:28, Acts 21:10-12
V. Connects to justice issues Acts 11:29-30, Isa 58:6, Matt 21:12-13
Prophetic characteristics: Exhorter, perceptive, principled, corrector, advocate, justice-minded, questioning, truth-teller, passionate, challenging, loyalist, cause-driven, reformer
- Choose 2 to 3 of the prophetic characteristics that you feel most to define you and why.
- What are the biggest challenges you face in demonstrating these characteristics?
- What is one way you can improve on developing and maintaining relationships with others?
- How can we explore the prophetic more at GLCC?
- What do you feel God has been speaking to you lately that you can’t shake?