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
Discernment, Diet, and Disciplines. To make disciples, we must help believers move from being carnal to being spiritual, and raise the whole church from immaturity to maturity. We need healthy churches, not just places of worship. Today’s message is on one facet of church health, disciplines. Structuring and organizing for a healthy and vibrant church body is vital. Our mandate is to make disciples of nations and mature laborers for the greatest harvest of souls in history.
What made the early church healthy and vibrant? Our mandate is to make disciples of nations. We must not only reach the lost with the Gospel, adding new believers. To make disciples, we must help believers move from being carnal to being spiritual, and raise the whole church from immaturity to maturity.
The lesson in this message is to seek God afresh about everything in your life and allow Him to direct you. He will lead you to victory upon victory!
Many believers want an abundance of God’s grace and peace, but they are unwilling to put forth the effort to get to know Him better through bible study and prayer. To enjoy the privileges God offers us freely, we need to grow in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
BONUS: Outreach training recorded on January 16, 2021.
Paul leaves for us a model to follow of commitment and passion for making disciples. We can learn from the essential truths he teaches, so that we can “continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him” not only for our own lives, but to also pour into the disciples we make.
Go with the good news…
Equip the disciples to live victoriously… Love God, love one another, and love the world of people.
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.