4. What Does It Mean to be a Disciple of Jesus?


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4. What Does It Mean to be a Disciple of Jesus?

  1. 1. What DoesIt Mean to be aDisciple of Jesus?
  2. 2. The Big Picture JesusGospel Church Mission
  3. 3. Goal  Mission  Purpose Glorifying God and JesusProclaiming Discipling Loving Kingdom of God
  4. 4. What DoesIt Mean to be aDisciple of Jesus?
  5. 5. “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to sh for people!” Matthew 4:19 NLT Jesus calling out disciples
  6. 6. Jesus talking to HisDisciples Before His Ascension
  7. 7. Our MissionJesus came and told his disciples, “Ihave been given all authority in heavenand on earth. Therefore, go and makedisciples of all the nations, baptizingthem in the name of the Father and theSon and the Holy Spirit. Teach thesenew disciples to obey all the commandsI have given you. And be sure of this: Iam with you always, even to the end ofthe age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)
  8. 8. Jesus calling Matthew
  9. 9. Invitation from Jesus
  10. 10. Meaning of “Disciple” Μαθητής – mathētēs math-ay-tes’
  11. 11. Meaning of “Disciple” Learner Apprentice Follower
  12. 12. Aristotle and his disciples
  13. 13. Jesus
  14. 14. A Disciple According To JesusTherefore, go and make disciples ofall the nations, baptizing them in thename of the Father and the Son andthe Holy Spirit. Teach these newdisciples to obey all the commands Ihave given you... Matthew 28:19-20 (NLT)
  15. 15. A Disciple According To JesusWhoever wants to be my disciplemust deny themselves and take uptheir cross and follow me. Forwhoever wants to save their life willlose it, but whoever loses their life forme and for the gospel will save it. Mark 8:34-35 (NIV)
  16. 16. A Disciple According To Jesus A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. Luke 6:40 (NKJ)
  17. 17. A Disciple According To JesusIf anyone comes to me and does nothate father and mother, wife andchildren, brothers and sisters—yes,even their own life—such a personcannot be my disciple. And whoeverdoes not carry their cross and follow mecannot be my disciple… In the sameway, those of you who do not give upeverything you have cannot be mydisciples. Luke 14:25-27, 33 (NIV)
  18. 18. A Disciple According To JesusTo the Jews who had believed him,Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching,you are really my disciples. Then youwill know the truth, and the truth willset you free.” John 8:31-32 (NIV)
  19. 19. A Disciple According To JesusBy this everyone will know that youare my disciples, if you love oneanother. John 13:35 (NIV)
  20. 20. A Disciple According To JesusIf you love me, keep my commands.And I will ask the Father, and he willgive you another advocate to help youand be with you forever— John 14:15-16 (NIV)
  21. 21. A Disciple According To JesusIf you remain in me and my wordsremain in you, ask whatever you wish,and it will be done for you. This is tomy Father’s glory, that you bear muchfruit, showing yourselves to be mydisciples. John 15:7-8 (NIV)
  22. 22. A Disciple According To Jesus1. Denies self, carries cross, follows Jesus.2. Loves Jesus more than anything else, including life itself.3. Obeys and holds on to what Jesus taught.4. Loves other disciples.5. Bears much fruit.6. Becomes like Jesus.
  23. 23. Jesus Lifting Peter Out of the Water
  24. 24. Being a Disciple of JesusBut in your hearts set apart Christas Lord... 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV 1984)
  25. 25. The fundamental difference betweenKingdom the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Quote self is captured by Paul one question. Who Tripp resides at the center? Paul Tripp
  26. 26. Apostle Paul
  27. 27. Being a Disciple of JesusDo you not know that your bodies aretemples of the Holy Spirit, who is inyou, whom you have received fromGod? You are not your own; you werebought at a price. Therefore honor Godwith your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)
  28. 28. Being a Disciple of Jesusand He died for all, that those who liveshould live no longer for themselves,but for Him who died for them androse again. 2 Corinthians 5:15 (NKJ)
  29. 29. Being a Disciple of JesusI have been crucified with Christ and Ino longer live, but Christ lives in me.The life I now live in the body, I live byfaith in the Son of God, who loved meand gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
  30. 30. Jesus
  31. 31. What Did Jesus Do?1. He did the will of the Father not His own, He denied himself.2. He depended on the power of the Holy Spirit through the Father.3. He studied and meditated on the Word of God.4. He spent time alone in prayer with the Father.
  32. 32. What Did Jesus Do?5. He loved others sacrificially, He gave of Himself to help others.6. He proclaimed the gospel and called people to repent and turn back to God.7. He made disciples, He spent time helping others to grow spiritually.
  33. 33. Invitation from Jesus