A Christ Follower: Participates in Relational Discipleship

April 22, 2018

A Christ Follower:

Participates in Relational Discipleship

Matthew 10:38-39 ,  Mark 8:34-38

Disciple = Follower

Luke 9:23

23 Then he said to them all, “If anyone wants to follow after[d] me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily,[e] and follow me.

A christ follower will…

  1. Deny self

 

Matthew 10:37-39

37 The one who loves a father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; the one who loves a son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And whoever doesn’t take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Anyone who finds his life will lose it, and anyone who loses his life because of me will find it.

2.Discipleship, is NOT a spiritual gift

Mark 8

34 Calling the crowd along with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of me and the gospel will save it. 36 For what does it benefit someone to gain the whole world and yet lose his life? 37 What can anyone give in exchange for his life? 38 For whoever is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashamed of him when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

A Christ Follower: Participates in Relational Discipleship

 

  1. We believe the lies of satan
  2. We believe the lies of self
  1. Church leaders -----  
  2. Church leaders -----
  3. Lack of biblical understanding…...

Matthew 28:16-20

16 The eleven disciples traveled to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped,[d] but some doubted. 18 Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of[e] all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember,[f] I am with you always,[g] to the end of the age.”

Ephesians 4:11b - 14

……….To some pastors and teachers, 12 equipping the saints for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into maturity with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness. 14 Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit

Acts 1:8 ---- 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

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This is Jesus

March 26, 2018
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The Christ and Abraham

March 25, 2018
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This is Jesus wk 2

March 11, 2018

3: 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden. 3 But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.’”

Lets compare what God Said verses what the lady said!

2: 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will certainly die.”

 

Let's take a little side road on the art of heresy and defending yourself against the attacks of Satan.

 

Take a minute to read over them….you have it in your bulletin!

 

What are some differences you see?

  1. She took away from God’s Word.   
  1. She added to God’s Word
  1. She changed God’s word

 

So how do I defend myself from Heresy and the tricks of satan...so glad you asked…We must know God’s Word

  1. We must know God's Word
  2. We must memorize God’s Word
  3. We must Meditate on God’s Word
  4. We must pray God’s Word
  5. We must use God’s word

 

  1. Your defense: The inspired Word of God!

Matt 4:1-11, Luke 4:1-13 - What did Jesus use against Satan when Jesus was in the wilderness?

 

Joshua 1: 8 This book of instruction must not depart from your mouth; you are to meditate on[b] it day and night so that you may carefully observe everything written in it. For then you will prosper and succeed in whatever you do. 9 Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

 

In 3:6 Where was Adam?

 

6 The woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

 

3:8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze,[c] and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

 

 

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This is Jesus wk 1

March 5, 2018

March 4 2018

This is Jesus!

 

 

 

John 5

36 “But I have a greater testimony than John’s because of the works that the Father has given me to accomplish. These very works I am doing testify about me that the Father has sent me. 37 The Father who sent me has himself testified about me. You have not heard his voice at any time, and you haven’t seen his form. 38 You don’t have his word residing in you, because you don’t believe the one he sent. 39 You pore over the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them, and yet they testify about me. 40 But you are not willing to come to me so that you may have life.

  • (Isaiah 40:1-5)
  • Malachi 4:5-6)
  • Matthew 3)
  • (John 5:31-35)
  • (Matt. 3:11 & John 3:30)
  • John 10:41)

 

 

 

 

 

Luke 24

25 He said to them, “How foolish and slow[f] you are to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Wasn’t it necessary for the Messiah to suffer these things and enter into his glory?” 27 Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted for them the things concerning himself in all the Scriptures.

 

 

 

Luke 24

44 He told them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures. 46 He also said to them, “This is what is written:[h] The Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead the third day, 47 and repentance for[i] forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things.

 

 

  1. Study it
  2. Apply it
  3. Pray it
  4. Live it.

 

Acts 8, 30 When Philip ran up to it, he heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, “Do you understand what you’re reading?”

31 “How can I,” he said, “unless someone guides me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.

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What is Love, anyway? Wk 3

February 25, 2018

What is Love Anyway?

Wk 3

 

 

John 13

34 “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

 

 

Matthew 22

37 He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.[m] 38 This is the greatest and most important[n] command. 39 The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.[o] 40 All the Law and the Prophets depend[p] on these two commands.”

 

 

1 Cor. 13

If I speak human or angelic tongues[a] but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

 

 

 

 

 

John 13

14 So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done for you……..34 “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

 

1 Cor. 13

If I speak human or angelic tongues[a] but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

 

Romans 12:10

10 Love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Outdo one another in showing honor

 

Acts 4:

36 Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus by birth, the one the apostles called Barnabas (which is translated Son of Encouragement), 37 sold a field he owned, brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

 

 

1 Timothy 1; we read To Timothy, my true son in the faith. You can see this relationship in Acts 16, in 2 Timothy 3:1o, we see Paul telling Timothy to follow Him as he sets the pace….Romans 16:21 Paul says Timothy my coworker…

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Corinthians 8

We want you to know, brothers and sisters, about the grace of God that was given to the churches of Macedonia: During a severe trial brought about by affliction, their abundant joy and their extreme poverty overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. I can testify that, according to their ability and even beyond their ability, of their own accord, they begged us earnestly for the privilege of sharing in the ministry to the saints, and not just as we had hoped. Instead, they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us by God’s will

 

 

John 13

34 “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

 

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Love Wk 2

February 18, 2018

What is Love anyway?

 

 

 

 

John 13

34 “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

 

 

1 John 4: 10 Love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice[c] for our sins. 11 Dear friends, if God loved us in this way, we also must love one another

 

 

 

 

John 15:18

18 “If the world hates you, understand that it hated me before it hated you.

How does Jesus describe the Worlds feelings toward Him?

Jot down John 15:18, coming back to that later J

 

 

 

 

 

Romans 5:8

But God proves his own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

 

Galatians 5:22

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. The law is not against such things

 

 

1 Corinthians 13

If I speak human or angelic tongues[a] but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

 

2 ways we are to show God’s Love

  1. To Him
  2. To others (

 

 

John 21:15 - Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John,[f] do you love me more than these?”

 

1 Peter 1:8 –

Though you have not seen him, you love him; though not seeing him now, you believe in him, and you rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy, 

 

 

 

 

Galatians 5

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. The law is not against such things

 

  • Jesus desired Peter Agape Him
  • Peter Loved Jesus but not to that extent
  • Jesus allowed Peter to grow, and the Holy Spirit sanctified him!

 

Look at Isaiah 53:10

10 Yet the Lord was pleased to crush him severely.[a]
When[b] you make him a guilt offering,
he will see his seed, he will prolong his days,
and by his hand, the Lord’s pleasure will be accomplished.

 

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