Bold Discipleship in 2017
Discipleship starts with a God inspired call to change the world
It is the response of the mentee towards his or her Mentor (Jesus) to live a life of selfless devotion to His Leadership and Example.
I. Hear the Call We need to be more intentional to hear the call to discipleship in 2017!!
Hear it in your spirit!! You have to train your spirit to hear the voice of God
II. How to hear the voice of God
1. Meditate on the Word of God *Joshua 1:8
Joshua 1:8 (NKJV)
8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it
day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you
will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
2. Ask the Holy Spirit to renew your mind to cleanse it from false beliefs and attitudes as well as
unhealthy emotions and desires; in other ask Him to remove all the clutter
3. Set aside quiet time to intentionally and expectantly hear His voice
John 10:27 (NKJV)
27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.
III. Respond to the Call make a personal commitment to be a person of action in 2017!!
(Someone will benefit from my actions; their life will be made better because I became a person of action)
*A Call to Connect "follow Me" *Mark 1:17
Actually it is more than a call to follow but a call to become one with Him in will and purpose.
This more of an Alignment being set in agreement with the totality of His perfect will!
Your wills become so merged until its hard to distinguish your will from His Will
*Jn 6:38 Jesus was one with His Father in will and purpose
When our lives come into perfect alignment with Gods Will a succession takes place
*A Call of Succession a call to pick up and continue where Jesus left off; as if
He Himself was continuing the work in order to bring it to completion *Mark 1:14-15
*Jn 14:12 This is a revealing of the Kingdom *Matt 10:5-8
IV. Preaching of the gospel is more than a proclamation it is an action
*A Call of high level of commitment *Lk 9:57-62
It requires inconvenience
It requires determination
It requires focus