Pastor's Notes

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.

**Mark 1:16-20 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 it’s 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 God’s 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