Sermons on Discipleship
Big Idea: Discipleship is not just a program you sign up for at church. It is a life you sign over to walk in, and advance, the Kingdom of God. Matthew 28:18-20 The call to discipleship is for all who believe. Luke 14:25-33 The cost of discipleship is all you have. Romans 6:20-23 The case for discipleship lies in all He has done! Practically speaking… Disciples seek to teach and be taught. Disciples hunger for knowledge and action. Disciples practice How COVID has affected us
Sermon Scripture: Acts 11:19-30 Sermon Big Idea: Believers were first called Christians because Jesus was a common name, but Christ only belongs to one. Acts 11:19 In Antioch, the Gospel was still spreading broad, but narrow. Acts 11:20-24 In Antioch, God’s grace was on the message and the messenger. Acts 11:25-26 In Antioch, discipleship led to a name change. Acts 11:27-30 In Antioch, Christians realized they belonged to a bigger family. Matthew 21:1-11 We look to the cross as a How COVID has affected us
Sunday morning message by John Sowash given at Kalkaska Church of Christ on March 13, 2022.
Sermon Scripture: Acts 9:32-43 Sermon Big Idea: The power of Jesus is still active through his disciples. Acts 9:32-43 From one perspective, these stories are about the healing of two faithful witnesses. From another perspective, these stories are about Peter following Jesus’ example. From still another perspective, these stories are about a place where God was disobeyed becoming a place where God will be obeyed and proclaimed. Our perspective: God has called us to be faithful servants. God has called How COVID has affected us
Life together is: Modeled – Acts 2:42-47 Motivating – Acts 4:32-37 But it is also: Uncomfortable – Acts 5:1-11 Unusual – Acts 5:12-16 Be drawn to the model, motivated by the results, patient when it is uncomfortable, and praise God that it’s unusual.
Sermon Big Idea: Journeying with Jesus is making a name of Him. Moving away from Jesus is making a name for ourselves. Genesis 3:24 Adam and Eve were removed from God’s blessing. Genesis 4:16 Cain moved from “the presence of the Lord.” Genesis 11:1-2,4 (NIV) The “people” set out to make a name for themselves. Genesis 13:11 Lot relied on his own wisdom and moved toward disaster. …helping people journey with Jesus means… Romans 5:1-2 By faith, we now have How COVID has affected us
Go and make disciples of all nations… Matthew 28:18 Jesus did not call the church to make Christians – he called His church to make disciples! What does it mean to be a disciple or follower of Jesus Christ? There are many ideas, opinions, and theories yet the best way to understand being a disciple is by understanding and applying what Jesus said. The Great Commission: Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and How COVID has affected us
Sermon Big Idea: Is anything missing in your journey with Jesus? Are you able to see the “forest for the trees?” John 5:1-18 What’s missing? The name of the festival A whole verse A reason one man was chosen A request Knowledge of Jesus A confrontation Faithfulness to Jesus An understanding of who Jesus is An understanding of the new covenant (Exodus 20:8-11; Numbers 15:32-36; Mark 2:23-28) What isn’t missing? A great question Mercy at the house of mercy Jesus’ How COVID has affected us
Sermon Scripture: John 4:43-54; Exodus 18:21; Mark 6:40 Sermon Big Idea: A disciple stops looking for a sign and simply believes in Jesus. Sermon 1 Matthew 28:19-20a John 4:43-54 What’s the point? Jesus is intentional Jesus has compassion A disciple stops looking and starts believing. Sermon 2 Exodus 18:21 Mark 6:40 Effectiveness of a church=more people journeying with Jesus The equation of more people journeying with Jesus is: You and I delivering to people what we get from Jesus You How COVID has affected us
Sermon Scripture: John 4:1-42 Sermon Big Idea: A disciple hungers and thirsts for righteousness. Then, and only then, will he/she be satisfied. Matthew 5:6 John 4:1-3 Jesus was still aware of timing. John 4:4-18 The Samaritan woman planned her timing. 1 Kings 11:29-31 John 4:19-30 Jesus used his timing and the woman’s timing to unite. John 4:31-42 Jesus expressed that the time is now! The story of the seashells