The bottom line we all have to face it Acts 10:14-15 "Surely not, Lord!" Peter replied. "I have never eaten anything impure or unclean." The voice spoke to him a second time, "Do not call anything impure that God has made clean." A lord can be hard to live with!
Follow ME! the ME matters Matthew 4:19 "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men."
Jesus is 1. the saviour Matthew 1:1 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:
Jesus is 2. the messiah Matthew 1:1 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:
Jesus is 3. the Son of David Matthew 1:1 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:
Jesus is 4. the Son of Abraham Matthew 1:1 A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham:
Jesus is 5. the centre of history Matthew 1:17 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ.
Jesus is 6. fully divine Matthew 1:18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is 7. fully human Matthew 1:19 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins."
Jesus is 8. sovereign over the wise Matthew 2:11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.
Jesus is 9. the Shepherd of his people Matthew 2:6 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel.' "
Jesus is 10. the new exodus Matthew 2:15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: "Out of Egypt I called my son."
Jesus is 11. the conqueror of evil Matthew 2:18 A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more."
Jesus is 12. the lover of enemies Matthew 2:19-20 Matthew 2:19-20 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child's life are dead."
Jesus is 12. the saviour king Matthew 3:3 Matthew 3:3 This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: "A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "
Jesus is 13. the righteous judge Matthew 3:12 Matthew 3:12 His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing-floor,
Jesus is 15. full of the Spirit Matthew 3:11 Matthew 3:11 "I baptise you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
Jesus is 16. loved by God the father Matthew 3:17 Matthew 3:17 And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased."
Jesus is 17. the new Adam Matthew 4:4 Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.' "
Jesus is 18. the true Israel Matthew 4:13-14 Matthew 4:13-14 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— to fulfil what was said through the prophet Isaiah:
Jesus is 19. the light of the world Matthew 4:16 Matthew 4:16 The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned."
Jesus is 20. the hope for all nations Matthew 4:15 Matthew 4:15 "Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
JESUS do you feel the weight & the wonder? Matthew 4:18 Matthew 4:18 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. Worthy of our total abandonment
JESUS have we met him? Matthew 4:18 Matthew 4:18 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord,... Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'
Following means EVERYTHING Matthew 4:20 Matthew 4:20 At once they left their nets and followed him.
Missional life 1. our possessions Acts 2:44 Acts 2:44 All the believers were together and had everything in common.
Missional life 1. our possessions Ecclesiastes 5:10 Ecclesiastes 5:10 Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. The challenge of consumerism
Missional life Our possessions 1 Timothy 6:10 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. The challenge of consumerism
Missional life Giving Jesus Everything Giving Jesus Everything name and shame relationships not things be generous share stuff start small