Sermons on Discipleship
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
Sermon Scripture: John 2-3 Sermon Big Idea: It’s time for discipleship. It’s time to grow. It’s time to journey with Jesus. “…helping people journey with Jesus.” Jesus said it wasn’t yet his time (John 2:4) Jesus had zeal (zay hos) for God’s house. (John 2:17) Jesus knows what is inside of us. (John 2:25b) John 3:1-21 Nicodemus waited for the right time. Nicodemus had zeal (zay hos) for the law. Nicodemus had his inside exposed. John 7:50-51 John 19:39
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.“ “Important things are seldom urgent and urgent things are seldom important” Give God the First Part of Everyday: Mark 1:35 “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.“ Give God the First Day of Every Week: Acts 20:7 “On the first day How COVID has affected us
Shoes and Socks God loves you – John 3:16, Romans 5:8The Gospel – 1 Corinthians 15:1-10a, Mark 1:16, Isaiah 52:7 Mission: …helping people journey with Jesus – 1 John 2:6, Matthew 28:18-20 Vision: Seek Scripture – Mark 1:21-22 Sharpen and be Sharpened – Mark 1:16-20, 3:13-14 Show Compassion – Mark 1:40-41, Matthew 14:13-14 Serve Sacrificially – Mark 10:43-44, John 13:14, 1 Corinthians 12:14,27 Practically Speaking:Always Celebrate Bible reading and teach from the BibleBe a part of: Life Groups, Titus 2, How COVID has affected us
Galatians 6 The Big Idea: We are to bear one another’s scars, not take credit for their healing Bear the burdens of our brothers Bear the responsibility of good Bear the marks of Christ “The grace of Christ be with us all.” Because the works of the law won’t save us.