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4/25/20151 Text: Acts 26:28-29.  Raised in a godly environment  John 18:36  The “default Christian”  Acts 24:24-25;  The moral almost Christian 

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1 4/25/20151 Text: Acts 26:28-29

2  Raised in a godly environment  John 18:36  The “default Christian”  Acts 24:24-25;  The moral almost Christian  Acts 10:1-2; Matt. 19:16-22;  Raised in a godly environment  John 18:36  The “default Christian”  Acts 24:24-25;  The moral almost Christian  Acts 10:1-2; Matt. 19:16-22; 4/25/20152

3  Truly a DISCIPLE of Christ 4/25/20153

4  BAGD : “... learner, pupil, disciple. 1. gener. pupil, apprentice (in contrast to the teacher) disciple, adherent....” (pp )  Thayer : “ a learner, pupil, disciple....one who follows one’s teaching....The word is not found in the O.T., nor in the Ep. of the N.T., nor in the Apocalypse; in Grk. writ. fr. [Hdt.], Arstph., Xen., Plato, down.” (#3101, p. 386)  BAGD : “... learner, pupil, disciple. 1. gener. pupil, apprentice (in contrast to the teacher) disciple, adherent....” (pp )  Thayer : “ a learner, pupil, disciple....one who follows one’s teaching....The word is not found in the O.T., nor in the Ep. of the N.T., nor in the Apocalypse; in Grk. writ. fr. [Hdt.], Arstph., Xen., Plato, down.” (#3101, p. 386) 4

5  Mt. 11:28-30: 28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” 5 What Jesus invites all men to do

6  Mt. 10:24-25: 24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master….”  Lk. 6:40: 40 “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.”  Mt. 10:24-25: 24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for a disciple that he be like his teacher, and a servant like his master….”  Lk. 6:40: 40 “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.” 6

7  Becoming like Jesus means:  Thinking the way He thinks  Feeling the way He feels  Acting and reacting the way He does  Discipleship means much more than:  Being better than those in the world  Being better than most Christians  Being as good as the best Christian you know  Becoming like Jesus means:  Thinking the way He thinks  Feeling the way He feels  Acting and reacting the way He does  Discipleship means much more than:  Being better than those in the world  Being better than most Christians  Being as good as the best Christian you know 4/25/20157

8 Jn. 8:31-32: 31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” 8

9  All the words of Jesus (Mt. 28:19-20)  Only the words of Jesus (Mt. 17:1-8; Heb. 1:1-2)  All the words of Jesus (Mt. 28:19-20)  Only the words of Jesus (Mt. 17:1-8; Heb. 1:1-2) 9

10  Parents or Ancestors  Pope  Denomination  Church  Preacher  Moses & Prophets  Parents or Ancestors  Pope  Denomination  Church  Preacher  Moses & Prophets 10 Not

11  Dead to the law (Rom. 7:4, 6-7)  No longer under a “tutor” (Gal. 3:23-25)  Law abolished (Eph. 2:11-18)  Handwriting of ordinances nailed to cross (Col. 2:13-15)  Old covenant replaced by new covenant (Heb. 8:6-13)  Shadow of good things to come (Heb. 8:3-5; 10:1; Col. 2:16-17)  Dead to the law (Rom. 7:4, 6-7)  No longer under a “tutor” (Gal. 3:23-25)  Law abolished (Eph. 2:11-18)  Handwriting of ordinances nailed to cross (Col. 2:13-15)  Old covenant replaced by new covenant (Heb. 8:6-13)  Shadow of good things to come (Heb. 8:3-5; 10:1; Col. 2:16-17) 4/25/201511

12  What Jesus taught (Jn. 12:48-50; 14:24; Heb. 1:1-2)  What Jesus’ apostles taught (Jn. 14:26; 16:12- 15; 17:6-8; 17-19; 1 Th. 2:13; 1 Cor. 14:37)  What Jesus’ prophets taught (Eph. 2:19-22; 3:3-5; 4:11-16)  What has been preserved in the NT (Eph. 3:3- 5)  What Jesus taught (Jn. 12:48-50; 14:24; Heb. 1:1-2)  What Jesus’ apostles taught (Jn. 14:26; 16:12- 15; 17:6-8; 17-19; 1 Th. 2:13; 1 Cor. 14:37)  What Jesus’ prophets taught (Eph. 2:19-22; 3:3-5; 4:11-16)  What has been preserved in the NT (Eph. 3:3- 5) 12

13  Truly a DISCIPLE of Christ  Is a member of the LORD’S CHURCH  Truly a DISCIPLE of Christ  Is a member of the LORD’S CHURCH 4/25/201513

14  Matt. 28:18-20— And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” 4/25/201514

15  Acts 22:16-- ‘Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.’ 4/25/201515

16  Added to the Body of Christ  Acts 2:41— “So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.”  Acts 2:47— “praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.”  1 Cor. 12:13— “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.”  Added to the Body of Christ  Acts 2:41— “So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls.”  Acts 2:47— “praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved.”  1 Cor. 12:13— “For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.” 4/25/201516

17  Saved (Mk. 16:16; 1 Pet. 3:21)  Enter the kingdom (Jn. 3:3, 5)  Have remission of sins (Acts 2:38)  Wash away sins (Acts 22:16)  Benefit from Christ’s death (Rom. 6:3-4)  Enter the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13)  Put on Christ (Gal. 3:26-27)  Cleansed and sanctified (Eph. 5:26)  Made alive and forgiven (Col. 2:11-13)  Saved (Mk. 16:16; 1 Pet. 3:21)  Enter the kingdom (Jn. 3:3, 5)  Have remission of sins (Acts 2:38)  Wash away sins (Acts 22:16)  Benefit from Christ’s death (Rom. 6:3-4)  Enter the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13)  Put on Christ (Gal. 3:26-27)  Cleansed and sanctified (Eph. 5:26)  Made alive and forgiven (Col. 2:11-13) 17 Then What Is Your Condition Without Baptism?

18  Truly a DISCIPLE of Christ  A member of the LORD’S CHURCH  MARRIED to Christ  Truly a DISCIPLE of Christ  A member of the LORD’S CHURCH  MARRIED to Christ 4/25/201518

19  Commitment (Eph. 5:31)  Relationship that Supersedes All Others (Eph. 5:31)  A Head and a Help (Eph. 5:22-33)  Commitment (Eph. 5:31)  Relationship that Supersedes All Others (Eph. 5:31)  A Head and a Help (Eph. 5:22-33) 4/25/201519

20  Raised in a “godly environment” but never committed to the Lord?  See error in other religions but never committed to Christ?  Morally upstanding but never committed to the Lord?  Raised in a “godly environment” but never committed to the Lord?  See error in other religions but never committed to Christ?  Morally upstanding but never committed to the Lord? 4/25/201520

21  Truly a disciple of Christ?  Dedicated to learning about Him  Becoming like Him  Abiding in His word  Submitted to Great Commission Baptism?  Sins washed away?  Added to the Lord’s church?  Committed to a Relationship with Him?  Truly a disciple of Christ?  Dedicated to learning about Him  Becoming like Him  Abiding in His word  Submitted to Great Commission Baptism?  Sins washed away?  Added to the Lord’s church?  Committed to a Relationship with Him? 4/25/201521


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