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05.20.2012 1. The Discipleship of One Pastor Timothy Chan Chinese Grace Bible Church Sunday, May 20, 2012.

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2 The Discipleship of One Pastor Timothy Chan Chinese Grace Bible Church Sunday, May 20, 2012

3 The Discipleship of One Pastor Timothy Chan Chinese Grace Bible Church Sunday, May 20, 2012

4 Main Idea Discipleship is not merely a plan. It is a vision of God to His people. Entrusting others to ministry reveals the core concept of discipleship.

5 Introduction The Early Church was effective in changing the world for Christ. Its vision was more than methodology or personal zeal. It is the vision of God to His people. It is, in fact, the vision of Jesus to His church. The uniqueness of discipleship is the disciple of one.

6 Timothy 1:3-7 (NIV 1984) 3 I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.

7 Timothy 1:3-7 (NIV 1984) 5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

8 Timothy 1:3-7 (NIV 1984) 5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

9 Timothy 1:3-7 (NIV 1984) 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

10 Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV 1984) 1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.

11 The Core Values of Disciple Making I._______ over plan: Succession of life-long ministry When you receive a vision, we need to _________ our life plan. Vision give up

12 Timothy 1:3-7 (NIV 1984) 3 I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.

13 Timothy 1:3-7 (NIV 1984) 5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

14 Timothy 1:3-7 (NIV 1984) 5 I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

15 Timothy 1:3-7 (NIV 1984) 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.

16 True disciples are: Ia. ___________ to God’s Word John 8:31 (NIV1984) 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Obedient

17 True disciples are: Ia. ___________ to God’s Word Ib. __________ John 13:35 (NIV1984) 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Obedient Loving

18 True disciples are: Ia. ___________ to God’s Word Ib. __________ Ic. __________ John 15:8 (NIV1984) 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. Obedient Loving Fruitful

19 The Core Values of Disciple Making II._________ over work: ___________ one to impact the world Ministry Entrusting

20 Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV 1984) 1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.

21 The Core Values of Disciple Making II._________ over work: ___________ one to impact the world A. Entrusting is ______________ Ministry Entrusting empowering

22 The Core Values of Disciple Making II._________ over work: ___________ one to impact the world A. Entrusting is ______________ B. Entrusting becomes an intentional ministry through _______________ Ministry Entrusting empowering a selected few

23 The Core Values of Disciple Making III.________________ over choice: Prioritizing what is at the center of Christian work Life core values

24 Philippians 2:1-4 (NIV 1984) 1 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,

25 Philippians 2:1-4 (NIV 1984) 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

26 Philippians 2:1-4 (NIV 1984) 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

27 Dangers of contemporary church life: IIIa. We do not _________ basic core values. model

28 Peter 1:3-7 (NIV 1984) 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

29 Peter 1:3-7 (NIV 1984) 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

30 Peter 1:3-7 (NIV 1984) 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;

31 Peter 1:3-7 (NIV 1984) 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.

32 Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV 1984) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

33 Dangers of contemporary church life: IIIa. We do not _________ basic core values. IIIb. We do not teach ______ ____________ model faith experiences

34 Luke 5:1-10 (NIV 1984) 1 One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, with the people crowding around him and listening to the word of God, 2 he saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets.

35 Luke 5:1-10 (NIV 1984) 3 He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat.

36 Luke 5:1-10 (NIV 1984) 4 When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”

37 Luke 5:1-10 (NIV 1984) 5 Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

38 Luke 5:1-10 (NIV 1984) 6 When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. 7 So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink.

39 Luke 5:1-10 (NIV 1984) 8 When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” 9 For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken,

40 Luke 5:1-10 (NIV 1984) 10 and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will catch men.”

41 Dangers of contemporary church life: IIIa. We do not _________ basic core values. IIIb. We do not teach ______ ____________ IIIc. We do not ______ on eternal things model faith experiences focus

42 Philippians 4:8 (NIV 1984) 8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

43 The Core Values of Disciple Making IV._______ over many: Heart change is much more important than _____________ of behavior One conformity

44 Timothy 2:1-4 (NIV 1984) 1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.

45 Timothy 2:1-4 (NIV 1984) 3 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs—he wants to please his commanding officer.

46 John 12:26 (NIV 1984) 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

47 IVa. When a heart is _________, the vision is transmitted in four steps: i.Modeling ii.Teaching iii.Partnering iv.Entrusting changed

48 IVb. Remember, God will continue to _________ until the ___________ of Jesus takes over our identity. chisel character

49 Conclusion Discipleship is not a plan. It is a vision of Jesus. Striving ministry does not look at the __________ but at the _______________ that ultimately impacts the world. Are you one who will follow in the footsteps of Jesus? numbers transformation


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