Sermons on Discipleship

Sermons on Discipleship

Jesus Uses Ordinary People

Jesus called ordinary men to follow Him into an extraordinary work. As disciples of Jesus, we must also redefine our purpose to become fishers of men and join Him in His work to reach others. Mark 1:14-20 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” 16 Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon…

Make Room for Jesus

John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus’ arrival.  We must make room for Jesus in our own lives to join Him in His Kingdom work.

Your Mission Is Too Small

Your Mission is Too Small Isaiah 49:1-7 God blessed the nation of Israel in order to be a blessing to all other nations, but eventually, they refrained from sharing that salvation with others. After the work of Jesus in our lives, we are called to go outside the walls of the church to multiply as we make disciples and plant churches. Observations The coming Messiah was promised to bring about spiritual deliverance (Is. 49:1). The Servant of the LORD deserves…

Entrust Everything You’ve Got Into Another

Entrust Everything You’ve Got Into Another 2 Tim. 2:1-7 Paul instructed his disciple, Timothy, to take everything he had learned and entrust it with others who would turn and do the same thing. To multiply disciples, we must be intentional with our relationships for Kingdom purposes. The Great Commission Recap (Matt. 28:18-20) Commission to the World – Mission Partnerships Commitment to the Church – Church Ministries Commandment for Discipleship – Gospel Groups Communion with Jesus – Worship Services The Teacher…

The Great Omission

The Great Omission Matt. 28:16-20 After Jesus’ resurrection, he commanded his followers to go and make disciples of all nations. Instead of committed disciples obeying the Great Commission, we can revert to becoming consumers who succumb to the great omission. The Kingdom is composed of disciples who have a commission to the world, a commitment to the church, a commandment for discipleship, and a communion with Jesus. Commission to the World Jesus does not expect the world to come to…

You Can’t Make It On Your Own

Colossians 4:7-18 You Can’t Make It On Your Own In Paul’s concluding remarks to the Colossians, he provides personal comments regarding specific ministry partners.  Within these comments, Paul models the type of friends that a disciple will need to continue towards maturity. Why Mention These People? A commitment to Jesus is a commitment to His people. Our beliefs and our behaviors were never intended to be lived out in isolation. You are deceiving yourself if you think you can live…

Disciples in the Workplace

Colossians 3:22-4:1 Disciples in the Workplace A disciple can never clock out of Kingdom work.  Even in the workplace, Christian bosses and workers must display a different level of intentionality and productivity for the sake of discipleship. Instructions for Employees (Col. 3:22) Since you claim to follow a faithful Savior, be a faithful worker. Four Types of Employees: Justified Rebel – Don’t use your faith as an excuse for a bad work ethic. Occasional Hard-Worker – Even when your work…

The Harmony Among Disciples

Colossians 3:12-17 The Harmony Among Disciples A tangible evidence of a maturing disciple is the loving way he or she treats other disciples.  The church should be a display of the unity that God’s presence provides among all believers. Will Broadus – Pastor of Reconcile Community Church Jesus saved Will when he was 14 years old.  He grew up in Greenville, SC and graduated from North Greenville University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.  He has been preaching and teaching…

Three Dangerous Self-Made Religions

Colossians 2:16-23 Three Dangerous Self-Made Religions The Apostle Paul saw three dangerous heresies present in the church at Colossae and we experience them today.  Biblical discipleship is sufficient and doesn’t need any alteration. When we are dissatisfied with the finished product of the gospel, we can easily become subtle heretics. As disciples, we must acknowledge the dangers of altering scriptural beliefs. Legalism (Col. 2:16-17) God’s Word + My Rules = Legalism Legalism leads people to pass judgment on those who…

Disciples Have Deep Roots

Colossians 2:6-2:15 Disciples Have Deep Roots Satan will use deceitful doctrine to distract disciples from being established in the faith.  Disciples must be rooted in Christ and established in biblical doctrine to persevere. Mature Growth (Col. 2:6-7) A disciple must have deep roots to experience mature growth. Walking with Christ is characterized by steady progress in discipleship. Biblical Doctrine (Col. 2:8-10) Believers are kidnapped by unbiblical doctrine once they begin to believe that Jesus is insufficient. If Jesus is completely God,…

Disciples Don’t Quit Until They Reach Maturity

Colossians 1:24-2:5 Disciples Don’t Quit Until They Reach Maturity The goal of the Church is to present every disciple as complete in Christ.  Working with the power God provides, we are to disciple one another with the goal of spiritual maturity. Christian suffering means that you are receiving the attacks that the world would give Jesus if He was still on the earth (Col. 1:24). Personal ministry is the Kingdom work that God gives us to steward during our lives…

Jesus Holds All Things Together

Colossians 1:15-23 Jesus Holds All Things Together Not only were we created through Jesus, but we were also created for Jesus.  As he holds all things together, even our spiritual growth is kept from shifting when it is placed in his hands.  “What comes to your mind when you think about God is the most important thing about you.”  -A.W. Tozer Regarding the identity of Jesus, I need more than sincerity – I need clarity and accuracy. If my beliefs…

Fully Pleasing to God

Colossians 1:9-14 Fully Pleasing to God As the gospel transforms us from the domain of darkness into saints standing in the light, our lives are meant to be fully pleasing to God.  Disciples strive to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord. Pray for Spiritual Wisdom (Col. 1:9) Knowledge is the content of truth, wisdom is the comprehension of truth, and understanding is the application of truth. “To be filled” means “to be controlled.”  We need more than biblical…

Disciples Keep Growing

Colossians 1:1-8 Disciples Keep Growing Paul recognized the Colossian church as a group of disciples who had been changed and yet were still being changed by the gospel.  As disciples, the gospel should be continually bearing fruit and increasing within us and through us. 9 Traits of Growing Disciples Disciples keep growing if: their faith is in Jesus – Faith is banking your very eternity on the fact that Jesus’ sacrifice was sufficient to obtain God’s forgiveness. their love is…

When Goliath Is Yesterday’s News

When Goliath Is Yesterday’s News 1 Chronicles 20:4-8 After God’s Own Heart: When Goliath Is Yesterday’s News (1 Chron. 20:4-8) – When David was king, his followers killed giants even larger than Goliath and it wasn’t even that significant of an event. Giant slaying leaders develop giant slaying followers. The Original Giant-Killer Israel put their hope in King Saul the tall until Goliath the taller came around (1 Sam. 17:11). David was able to defeat the giant because he relied on God’s…

Until Every Need Is Met

Titus 3:12-15 Christianity was founded upon what Jesus gave and yet we have turned church into what we get. The tendency in church can be to give as little as possible. Instead of showing minimal generosity, we should see how we can sacrificially give until every need is met. We have been shown God’s goodness so that we can display God’s goodness. Intentional Multiplication (Titus 3:12) The local church should be in the process of spiritual multiplication and intentional replacement. Our…
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