Sermons on Discipleship
Jesus 1.0 is still the best version to utilize. (Proverbs 27:17) Jesus 1.0 taught us to glorify God and live as a light. (Matthew 5:14-16) Jesus 1.0 spent time with committed and hope seeking people (Matthew 9:10-13) Jesus 1.0 shared a lot of meals. (Matthew 26:26-28) Jesus 1.0 modeled and taught prayer. (Matthew 6:5-13; Matthew 26:36,39) Church 1.0 grew using the original model. (Acts 2:42) Read, Risk, Remember, Release: Repeat This week’s 3:30 Journey Challenge The Spiritual Discipline of Discipleship…
Sermon Scripture: Mark 12:28-34 While the politicians were arguing, a seeker of truth had an honest question. Jesus didn’t bring new wisdom to an old answer. He brought new action to old instruction. The Scribe quoted the prophet Hosea revealing his knowledge of Scripture, but most importantly his understanding of it. Jesus challenges our confidence in eternity by telling the Scribe he is close. Voting Jesus simplifies our life’s agenda as there is only a 2 point plan. Love God…
Mark 10:17-31 The defining question The defining statement The defining response The defining promise Our response to the defining statement is exposed in our action! Pick your retirement plan Live with open hands Announce your answer with your actions Never forget God’s promise
Acts 2:14 – 2:47 “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” (Acts 2:40) The generation ignored God’s Word The generation ignored God’s signs The generation ignored, rejected, and killed the Savior “What should we do?” (2:37) Repent and be baptized Receive the Holy Spirit The people’s response was twofold: (2:42-47) Attended Temple together Met in each other’s homes
Mentality of a Disciple (Mark 1:16-20) Stop Drop Roll Behavior of a Disciple (John 21:15-22) Listen Ask Learn Mission of a Disciple (Acts 16:11-15) Depart Deliver Duplicate
Mark 8:31-9:1 1. Set the Aperture – Jesus lets in the right amount of light into the disciple’s lives. 2. Out of Focus – Peter’s blurry vision 3. Zoom in – Take a closer look at what it means to follow Jesus.