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1 Isaiah 57:14 And it will be said, “Build up, build up, prepare the road. Remove the obstacles out of the way of my people.” Welcome to Hope Community

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3 Commission ~ September 29 th, 2013 Launch ~ October 27 th, 2013

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7 The Authority of the Son

8 Jesus as Savior says… Jesus as Lord says…

9 Jesus as Savior says… You are forgiven. Jesus as Lord says… Go and sin no more.

10 Jesus as Savior says… You are forgiven. It costs you nothing. Jesus as Lord says… Go and sin no more. It costs you everything.

11 Jesus as Savior says… You are forgiven. It costs you nothing. Come and live. Jesus as Lord says… Go and sin no more. It costs you everything. Come and die.

12 Spiritual formation is the grace-enabled effort whereby we adopt God’s thoughts with God’s passion resulting in Christ-likeness

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14 Today’s Message: Your Own Personal Jesus

15 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus?

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20 Matthew 4: As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him. 21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

21 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? ~ Following Jesus comands Matthew 4: As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him. 21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

22 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? ~ Fishing for People Matthew 4: As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him. 21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

23 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? ~ Leaving some stuff and people Matthew 4: As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him. 21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

24 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? Mark 8: Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

25 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? ~ A turn from self-preservation Mark 8: Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

26 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? ~ A hopeful future-aimed life Mark 8: Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. 36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? 37 Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 38 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.”

27 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? John 13: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

28 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? ~ A life characterized by love John 13: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

29 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? Luke 14: Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple. 27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

30 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? Luke 14: “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? 29 For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, 30 saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’

31 Luke 14: “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.”

32 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? ~ Hate(?) other and self Luke 14: Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple. 27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

33 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? ~ Count the cost, and go all in Luke 14: “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? 29 For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, 30 saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’

34 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? ~ Count the cost, and go all in Luke 14: “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.”

35 WHAT?!?! Am I supposed to LOVE or HATE People?

36 Created for Relationship Genesis 2:18 18 The L ORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

37 Created for Worship Romans 1:25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

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39 “ It's a song about being a Jesus for somebody else, someone to give you hope and care. It's about how Elvis was her man and her mentor and how often that happens in love relationships; how everybody's heart is like a god in some way, and that's not a very balanced view of someone, is it? ~ Martin Gore, interviewed by Marisa Fox (4 July 1990). "Pop a la Mode". Spin 6 (4). Retrieved 10 August 2011.

40 “ “Man's nature, so to speak, is a perpetual factory of idols.” ~ John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion,

41 Let’s Count the Cost

42 Luke 14: “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? 29 For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, 30 saying, ‘This fellow began to build and was not able to finish.’

43 What does it mean to be a Disciple of Jesus? ~ Count the cost, and go all in Luke 14: “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Will he not first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 33 In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.”

44 Following Jesus commands Fishing for People Leaving stuff and people behind Turning from self-preservation Hopefully aiming your life to the future with Christ Loving others deeply Never allowing your affection for others to become worship Counting the cost Going “All IN”

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