It is one thing to know the gospel. It is another thing to experience gospel daily in way that changes us and becomes source of identity and security
Gospel Prayer 1.In Christ, there is nothing I can do that would make You love me more, and nothing I have done that makes You love me less. 2.Your presence and approval are all I need for everlasting joy. 3.As You have been to me, so I will be to others. 4.As I pray, Ill measure Your compassion by the cross and Your power by the resurrection.
Matthew 28:16-20 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
You cannot be My disciple unless… John 8:31-32 John 15:7-8 John 13:34-35 Luke 9:23 Luke 14:26-27 Luke 14:28-33
Spiritual DNA replication You will reproduce who you are, not what you want others to become.
DNA groups Discipleship – Word, Gospel fluency, mission Nurture – emotional needs/friends Accountability – Christlikeness
What are you replicating? Revelation of Word? Hear Gods voice? Fruitful prayer life w/regular answers? Experience love of Father & love others? Die to self daily? Left everything to follow Jesus (like a marriage)? Counted cost first instead of living by feelings? Does anything own you? Who are your Paul, Barnabus, and Timothy?