Jesus calls us to follow Him. The process of following Jesus is called discipleship. We are learning how to live life as His disciples. The decision to follow Jesus requires counting the cost and accepting necessary losses. However, the outcome is of infinite value. In this series, we will count the cost of following Jesus, entering a life of discipleship and learning to disciple others. Jesus calls us not only to be discipled but also to be disciple-makers.
Denial of Self – May 25 & 26, 2019 – Mark 8:31-38
Following Jesus requires a death and denial of self. We lose our selfish agenda and commit to the purpose of Christ for our lives. I have to consider this reality and be willing to “lose my life” so I can find it in Christ. There is a cost to following Jesus but the cost is nothing in comparison to the infinite worth.
Right Relationships – June 1 & 2, 2019 – Philippians 4:8-9
Paul was a disciple-maker. He invested in the people of the Philippians church. He encouraged them to continue to grow by focusing their minds on the right things. He called them to learn from and receive a model of life from Paul. We all need people to pour into us. Who are we learning from? Who is helping us to be a better follower of Jesus? We have to be proactive to find relationships that enrich our spiritual lives.
Disciples Make Disciples – June 8 & 9, 2019 – 2 Timothy 2:1-2
Disciples make disciples. We are charged to invest in the spiritual lives of others. A healthy disciple reproduces and makes new disciples. We need to organize our Christian lives so that we are discipling someone else. The process is meant to be continuously happening in Christian lives. Who are you discipling? How are we empowering them to eventually disciple someone else? This pattern is foundational to Biblical Christianity.
Pastor Chet Beetler
Pastor JoVon Anderson
Old Brooklyn Campus