Gleanings from Exponential day 1 (10/8/13)
Helping new disciples understand where they are headed to, what they’re saved for, is the missing link.
What are the key things expected out of each person?
“As you are more satisfied with Jesus, you’ll want others to be satisfied in Jesus!” -Derwin Grey
Loving yourself correctly inward
If you’re a disciple, you are first a foremost a follower. You then move with the teacher.
Disciple making is an initiative issue. It only happens when a teacher initiates a relationship and selects a disciple.
Disciple making is challenged because it takes time & sacrifice.
Before you and I came into the world, we had two people working on our behalf. – Robert Coleman
There are no short cuts to parenting/raising kids and discipleship. – Coleman
If you’ve never been discipled, how can you truly disciple another.
Process of selection:
2. Spirit’s guidance
3. The willing
4. Those who demonstrate an ability to pass it along.
5. The industrious
6. Fidelity (how they do with little things, personal money management, “another’s” responsibilities, prioritization – Luke 16:10-13 Rick Warren)
7. The ability to reproduce
8. Can I really help this person?
Proximity is the essential principal factor of discipleship – with him. The most significant transference occurs in the informal moments.
Teaching while you are side by side is powerful.
Plan of action with a disciple (Rick Warren -SHARE)
Study the scripture together
Help with a personal practical need
Assign a homework project
Review memory scriptures
Encourage with prayer
The goal of discipleship is not piety, it is sanctified for service.
If you’re not invited into the home, Jesus says go to the next town.
Review what Jesus says when he sends the disciples out out.
Don’t take a purse
Don’t take a staff
Eat what is before you
Find the person of peace
In the process of making disciples, don’t forget to be a disciple of the Master. If you find yourself far from the master, remember how sweet he is, repent of the distractions, return to his presence. – Shawn Mitchell
Help me to remember that I am the minister, not the messiah.
The Pharisees of the first century did not intend to become the “Pharisees” we know them as. How possible is that you and I can become just like them?
Don’t allow your passion to overcome your compassion. – Larry Osborne
Discipleship is not solely about leadership.
we love the hardcore lost and the baby Christian. “It’s cute when they sear in their prayers.” – Larry Osborne
The front of the line is dangerous because it is the place where “pride” creeps in. Pride is looking down on others. What’s wrong vs what Jesus is up to.
Everyone in the line is a disciple, even the person at the front of the line. Never forget that!
When our pride limits who is in the line and their placement, we rule out the possibility that God is at work. Joseph of Arimathea, a Pharisee, was a secret disciple. He found the courage to be used by God to make the resurrection possible.
The measure we use to judge others is used on us.