Acts 2:46-47 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Acts 5:42 Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.
Acts 20:20 You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house.
a. Philosophy of Growth Discipleship Based vs. Program-based Event-based Personality-based
Reformation Priesthood of the Believers vs. Ministry of all Believers
Empowerment Eph 4:16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
b. Philosophy of Leadership ( Leaders at all level) Exodus 18:21 But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain —and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.
Exodus 18:22-23 22 …That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you. 23 If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied."
WHAT is discipleship? WHY we do discipleship? HOW we do discipleship.
Discipleship (What is Discipleship) Getting a person established in the faith so they can: –FOLLOW JESUS –FELLOWSHIP with other believers –FISH for people. It is call to have a relationship with God, God’s people, and the Lost.
The QUALITY of our Christian life is determined by the QUALITY of discipleship we have. Defective discipleship, results in DEFECTIVE Christian lives.
c. Philosophy of Discipleship (Why Discipleship) 4 Reasons: 1.God’s Command (Matt 28:19) 2.We value people. 3.We value God’s calling in people 4.There is NO greater legacy in life than impacting someone’s life.
The crisis of the church is not in it's program, the real crisis is the product. What kind of Christians are we raising in the church? Do they have a passion for the lost and for the world? Good Christians vs Productive Christians
What Accounts for Strong Discipleship? 1. Understanding of The CROSS 2. Understanding The LOVE OF GOD.
a. The Cross Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
The Lordship of Jesus Luke 6:46 "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Luke 9:23 Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
Luke 14:27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. 1 Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. John 12:24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
Lordship John 12:24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
b. Love for God Luke 7:47 Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—for she loved much. But he who has been forgiven little loves little.”
1 Cor 6:19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. 2 Cor 5: 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
Our Response: Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God —this is your spiritual act of worship.
Admonition Revelation 2:2-5 2 I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. 3 You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. 4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. 5 Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.
An ATTENDEE asks: ATTENDEE What can God do for me? We ESTABLISH him. Faith Prayer Word Church Worship Services One to One Personal Contact Small Group Victory Purple Book Victory Weekend Discoveri ng Victory*
A MEMBER Person asks: MEMBER What does God require of me? Growth. Victory Weekend Biblical Foundations We EQUIP and EMPOWER him. Leadership Group Victory Training for Victory*
A DISCIPLED person asks: DISCIPLE What can I do for God? EQUIP and EMPOWER others. Leadership Group* Serve. Victory
CONTACTATTENDEEMEMBER Who is God? DISCIPLE What can God do for me? What can I do for God? ENGAGE ESTABLISH EQUIP EMPOWER What does God require of me?
Process of Leadership Development Identification Instruction Impartation Internship