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Adult Bible Study Guide Jan Feb Mar 2014 Adult Bible Study Guide Jan Feb Mar 2014 powerpoint presentation designed by claro ruiz vicente http://clarovicente.weebly.com
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Discipleship The Master of Discipleship God beckons believers everywhere to become heralds of His matches grace, ambassadors who communicates this divine redemption to those enslaved by Satan, calling them to follow, worship, and praise their Maker. Christ’s disciple-making must become the model that believers follow in answering the Great Commission.
Discipleship The Master of Discipleship In the end, following Jesus vastly exceeds the limiting view that discipleship equals methods for correcting aberrant behaviors and habits, however important these changes are.
Discipleship The Master of Discipleship A comprehensive understanding of discipleship is incomplete until it incorporates a passionate desire to follow Jesus and, as a supernatural result, a passionate desire to lead others to Christ as well.
The Master of Discipleship Steps to Christ 78, 79 “No sooner does one come to Christ than there is born in his heart a desire to make known to others what a precious friend he has found in Jesus; the saving and sanctifying truth cannot be shut up in his heart.
The Master of Discipleship Steps to Christ 78, 79 If we are clothed with the righteousness of Christ and are filled with the joy of His indwelling Spirit, we shall not be able to hold our peace. If we have tasted and seen that the Lord is good we shall have something to tell…. There will be an intensity of desire to follow in the path that Jesus trod.”
1 Disciples and Scripture 2 Discipling Through Metaphor 3 Discipleship and Prayer 4 Discipling Children 5 Discipling the Sick 6 Discipling the “Ordinary” 7 Jesus and the Social Outcasts 8 With the Rich and Famous 9 Discipling the Powerful 10 Discipling the Nations 11 Discipling Spiritual Leaders 12 Harvest and the Harvesters 13 The Cost of Discipleship Discipleship Contents
Discipleship Our Goal We will look at discipleship as the process by which we become followers of Jesus and, as such, better soul-winners.
Discipleship Lesson 1, January 4 Discipleship Lesson 1, January 4 Disciples and Scripture
Disciples and Scripture Key Text John 5:39 “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”
Disciples and Scripture Initial Words Explicitly and implicitly Jesus incorporated Scripture into His disciple-making methodology. The ultimate “treasure quest” was rooted in the prophetic writings, which pointed to Him. All this means is that all our disciple-making endeavors must be about Jesus and that which He has done for us.
Disciples and Scripture Quick Look 1. Jesus and the Scripture (Luke 6:16-21) 2. Scripture in Public Proclamation (Matthew 5:17-19) 3. Scripture in Personal Ministry (Luke 24:27, 32)
Disciples and Scripture 1. Jesus and the Scripture Luke 4:16-21 NKJV “So He came to Nazareth…. And as His custom was, He went to the Synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. … Then He closed the book…and sat down…. And He began to say to them, ‘Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’ ”
1. Jesus and the Scripture Knowledge of Scripture The narrative of Christ’s wilderness temptations shows that, by quoting Scripture, Jesus rebuffed every satanic challenge and invitation. This clearly indicates that Christ had committed substantial portions of Scripture to memory.
1. Jesus and the Scripture Knowledge of Scripture Jesus recognizes that Scripture points to Him. During the synagogue visit recorded in Luke 4:16–30, Jesus quotes Isaiah and then declares that this text points to Himself. Jesus understood that He fulfilled Messianic prophecy. He used the Bible to point others to Him, as well.
1. Jesus and the Scripture The Authority of Scripture Whenever Christ debated with the religious authorities, He relied not on abstract philosophy, but on the teachings of Scripture. When determining right from wrong, Jesus based His argument on a scriptural bedrock. When considering practical matters, Jesus referred listeners to divine revelation.
Disciples and Scripture 2. Scripture in Public Proclamation Matthew 5:17-19 NKJV “ ‘Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.’ ”
2. Scripture in Public Proclamation Prominent Role Scripture assumed a prominent role in Christ’s public proclamations. Direct quotations and scriptural allusions filled His sermons and public discourse.
2. Scripture in Public Proclamation Prominent Role The ordinary Israelites’ relationship with Scripture was apparently highly legalistic. They looked to Scripture for regulations and ethical guidance. Upright behavior was considered the payment for eternal bliss. Jesus overturned their legalism and substituted a heart-based religion for a system of external controls.
2. Scripture in Public Proclamation Prominent Role Christ-centered religion is rooted in a heart transformation that leads to ethical behavior. With Jesus as the internally controlling force, behavioral standards were not lowered but elevated. All one has to do is read the Sermon on the Mount to see just how elevated His moral standards were.
Disciples and Scripture 3. Scripture in Personal Ministry Luke 24:27, 32 NKJV “And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. And they said to one another, ‘Did not our heart burn within…while He opened the Scriptures to us?’ ”
3. Scripture in Personal Ministry Call to Discipleship Repeatedly, Christ quotes Scripture in conjunction with His calls to discipleship. This clearly implies that Jesus’ authority and credibility rested on Scripture, not merely on personal charisma. This is seen in the ways in which Jesus used the Scriptures to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus.
Calls to Discipleship The Desire of Ages 796-799 “Had He first made Himself known to them, their hearts would have been satisfied. In the fullness of their joy they would have hungered for nothing more. But it was necessary for them to understand the witness borne to Him by the types and prophecies…. Upon these their faith must be established.”
Disciples and Scripture Final Words Jesus never did question the authority, veracity, or authenticity of a single Bible text. Christ’s earliest followers sought guidance from Scripture concerning the church’s mission, its everyday practices, and its spiritual discipline. How foolish would it be then for us to have any other attitude toward the Bible?