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Multiply – 7/28/2019

The Great Commission

Matt 28:16 The eleven disciples traveled to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped,[d] but some doubted. 18 Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciplesof[e] all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember,[f] I am with you always,[g] to the end of the age.”

The first instruction Jesus gave was to make disciples.  What does it mean to make disciples?  Wherever you are, help people see and know Jesus.

The second instruction baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Baptism is a public proclamation of an inward decision.

The third instruction is to teach them to obey everything He commanded.  Discipleship is a command, not a program.

This is what we’re about:

  1. We’re about living out 3D relationships.  People have different perspectives and struggles.  The gospel saves the religious and the rebel.

  2. We’re going to teach sound Biblical doctrine.  Everyone’s opinion is important but truth is more important than our opinions.

  3. We’re going to care for the needs of our community.

  4. We’re about reproducing to avoid saturation. Gospel-centered community is an opportunity  from Jesus that we need to invest in.

Here are 6 things that it will take:

  1. It will take commitment.

  2. It will take time.

  3. It will take failures.

  4. You will have crisis.

  5. It will take being vulnerable.

  6. It will take intentionally.

 

Road Trip – Week 1 – 8/04/2019

James 1:22  But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

It’s not enough to believe it, if we don’t do it.  We can’t live in abundance apart from obedience.

While there was forced slavery in the ancient world, not every slave was forced into it.  There are those who became slaves willingly. That’s what it means to be a Christian/Disciple – a bond slave of God and Jesus!  Why does Jesus get to rule my life?

  1. Jesus died to purchase you.  Jesus became a slave to men to set men free from the slavery of sin.

  2. To be set free by Jesus you must become a slave to Jesus.

  3. Freedom from God means slavery to Satan, but freedom from Satan means slavery to God.

 

Road Trip – Week 2 – 8/11/2019

James 1:2-8

Consider it a great joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you experience various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God—who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly—and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith without doubting.[b] For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord, being double-minded and unstable in all his ways.

Have you ever had a breakdown on a trip?  What do you do during trials, tribulations or unexpected situations? Sometimes people are dissatisfied with God because they have a faulty expectation of God.  He loves us enough to accept us as we are, but He loves us enough not to leave us like we are.  We may have to bend, but as disciples we don’t have to break!

Let me give you four things you need to be a conqueror:

  1. Christian community.  You need people who are truly family.

  2. A joyful mentality.  There is a difference between being happy and being full of joy!

  3. A focus on eternity.

  4. Trust God unconditionally.