2Who are these K’NEX?Christians – (only used three times in Scripture)Belonging to ChristChristians = DisciplesActs 11:26 – …The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.
3What is a disciple?Dictionary.comA person who is a pupil or an adherent of the doctrines of another; followerGreekMathetes: “a learner”Mathano: to learn or understandMath-: indicates thought accompanied by endeavor
5Four Signs of a Disciple Disciples are Fully CommittedLuke 14:27Deny self, die to self-will / embrace God’s will no matter the costALL-IN!! – no backdoors, no plan B, no holding backLuke 9:62
6Luke 14:27And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
7Luke 9:62Jesus replied, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
8Four Signs of a Disciple Disciples Obey Jesus’ TeachingJohn 8:31Matthew 7:24-27Jesus’ TeachingPromisesMatthew 6:33John 3:16-17
9John 8:31To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
10Matthew 7:24-27“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
11Matthew 7:24-27 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
12Matthew 6:33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
13John 3:16-17For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
14Four Signs of a Disciple Disciples Obey Jesus’ TeachingJesus’ TeachingParablesMark 4:3-25 – The Four SoilsMatthew 13:44 – Hidden TreasureMatthew 13:45-46 – Valuable Pearl
15Four Signs of a Disciple Disciples Obey Jesus’ TeachingJesus’ TeachingPreceptsMark 12:29-31
16Mark 12:29-31“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
17Four Signs of a Disciple Disciples Obey Jesus’ TeachingJesus’ TeachingPassionsFather’s Will – John 6:38Heal the Broken – Luke 5:31-32Find the Lost – Luke 19:10
18John 6:38For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me.
19Luke 5:31-32Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
20Luke 5:31-32For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.
21Four Signs of a Disciple Disciples Love One AnotherJohn 13:351 John 4:20-211 John 4:12
22John 13:35By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
231 John 4:20-21 If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.
241 John 4:12No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
25Four Signs of a Disciple Disciples Bear Much FruitJohn 15:8Personal FruitGalatians 5:22-23People FruitMatthew 28:18-20How do I bear fruit? – John 15:1-5
26John 15:8This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
27Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
28Matthew 28:18-20Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
29Matthew 28:18-20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
30John 15:1-5“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you
31John 15:1-5Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.