03 Jan Sermon Recap | Discipleship
As believers, we have a great responsibility to invest in those around us and make disciples. Our confidence in Christ and security in our future propels and strengthens us to extend ourselves to others.
The Name Of Jesus Christ | Grace Church Worship | iTunes
Philippians 2:6-11 • Isaiah 45:22-23
Hope of the World | Hillsong Worship | iTunes
Romans 5:1-3 • Ephesians 2:11-13 • Psalm 33:20-22
Great are You Lord | All Sons and Daughters | iTunes
Psalm 104 • Ezekiel 37:1-14 • Psalm 98 • Psalm 145:3
Nobody Like You | Red Rocks Worship | iTunes
Psalm 33:6-7 • Exodus 15:11 • Phil 2:5-11
I Will Look Up | Elevation Worship | iTunes
Psalm 57:7-11 • Psalm 121:1-2 • Isaiah 26:1-8 • 2 Samuel 22:26-31
1. We have been given a deposit, the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, to invest in the same way as those did in the parable in Matthew 25:14-30. How are you investing and multiplying the faith that you have been given? Have you ever been tempted to bury your faith to protect it instead of opening your life up to others in vulnerability?
2. Daniel mentioned making a “family tree” of discipleship to help us see how others have impacted our spiritual growth and how we are extending ourselves to others for their individual growth. How have others discipled you? In what ways are you discipling others? What step do you need to take to be available to disciple someone now?
3. There are two ways we can get stuck and struggle with discipleship. Which of the following do you more closely identify with?
– We choose to isolate instead of extend ourselves. We are exclusive, latching on to friendships and becoming unaware to the needs around us.
– We lean on other people and other things or programs to make disciples instead of taking personal responsibility for it.
Thoughts to Consider
– May we have the strength, discipleship, and single-minded obedience found in 2 Timothy 2:1-7.
– Discipleship is the purpose of the church; it is the personal and spiritual attention given to someone to help them grow. We know discipleship is happening in our church if both personal and honest conversations are present.
– The promises of God give us the security, confidence, and foundation to stand on so that we know we cannot be shaken, even in the midst of suffering. We have a platform from which to extend ourselves to others.