He (Jesus) said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” It seems like a simple enough vision, but no one to our knowledge asked Him how He would accomplish that. Apparently, they just took the first step and asked questions later. In the end, He instructed them to make disciples of all nations, an instruction we take to be ours as well. Like those early disciples, it’s left to us to take that same first step and then learn the rest as we go. Welcome to a great adventure
“Why not sugar???” when the Bible says that God is LOVE, and one of the ways that love is often times demonstrated is with a gift containing large amounts of sugar! And salt and sugar look very similar in appearance. Could Jesus have been mistaken to want us to be SALT? We will examine information about salt, along with some of its characteristics or qualities in the light of Scripture.
According to the Book of Acts, at first people were added to their numbers and then greatly multiplied. Learning to become such a disciple is vital to the future of the church. Giving definition to discipleship is a great start. Be committed! It’s a cause worth living for. It’s a cause worth dying for.
What were the secrets behind the tremendous growth of the church. Today we will examine the underlying principles that influenced the formation of the early church.
Fresh out of the gate on the day of Pentecost, the new believers were radical, committed, conscientious, and passionate. According to the Book of Acts, at first people were added to their numbers and then greatly multiplied. Their reputation for zealous reproduction of disciples earned them a reputation for turning their world upside down. Outsiders called them Christians meaning “Little Christs”. God wants more than belief and worship in church. He wants faith and love in action outside of the church. These early radicals were committed! It was a cause worth living for and it was a cause worth dying for, so these disciples became great disciple makers.
As Jesus’ disciples made disciples, the principle of anointed ministry was passed to succeeding generations as they in turn made disciples. Today’s message takes us back to the simplicity and effectiveness of rediscovering the anointing that destroys yokes and lifts burdens off broken lives.
In today’s message we are addressing how to overcome obstacles to commitment.
We are called to make disciples, to invest our lives into others for multiplication in the Kingdom of God. Life is better when we grow together.
Jesus is our best model of making disciples and shows us his method clearly in the scriptures. As we truly follow Jesus and how he did it, we can make disciples.
Making disciples is sometimes a bit chaotic. It takes a lot of love, commitment, creativity, prayer— But we must never quit! Although the New Testament carries many examples of how Jesus and the early church leaders and members made disciples, these profiles on making disciples are often overlooked. In today’s message, we examine how Paul taught and demonstrated some very clear principles of discipleship and succession by doing life with those he engaged.