Adventures in Discipleship

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Chuck Bonadies continues the study of Matthew with a lesson on Discipleship.

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Adventures in Discipleship

  1. 1.
  2. 2. Adventures in Discipleship<br />Matthew 8:23-27<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Setting (v. 23)</li></ul>Calming of the Sea<br />
  4. 4. Challenge to the Distracted<br />Courtesy of See Holy Land (http://www.flickr.com/photos/seetheholyland)<br />
  5. 5. <ul><li>The Setting (v. 23)
  6. 6. The Storm (v. 24a)</li></ul>Calming of the Sea<br />
  7. 7. Sea<br />Courtesy of Bible and Science (http://www.bibleandscience.com)<br />
  8. 8. Storm<br />“The combined nuclear arsenal of the United States and former Soviet Union don’t contain enough energy to keep a hurricane going for one day.”<br />Sebastian Junger, The Perfect Storm.<br />
  9. 9. <ul><li>The Setting (v. 23)
  10. 10. The Storm (v. 24)
  11. 11. The Salvation (v. 25-26)</li></ul>Calming of the Sea<br />
  12. 12. What does it mean to follow Jesus?<br />Calming of the Sea<br />
  13. 13. <ul><li>Commitment </li></ul>Discipleship <br />
  14. 14. Two hindrances to commitment:<br /><ul><li>Material (8:19-20)
  15. 15. Cultural (8:21-22)</li></ul>Commitment <br />
  16. 16. “The cultural let down”<br />Commitment <br />
  17. 17. <ul><li>Commitment
  18. 18. Hardship</li></ul>Discipleship <br />
  19. 19. Two tempting questions:<br /><ul><li>Did I make the right commitment?</li></ul>Hardship <br />
  20. 20. Two tempting questions:<br /><ul><li>Did I make the right commitment?
  21. 21. What are other people thinking?</li></ul>Hardship <br />
  22. 22. <ul><li>Commitment
  23. 23. Hardship
  24. 24. Faith</li></ul>Discipleship <br />
  25. 25. “Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?”<br />Matthew 6:30<br />Faith <br />
  26. 26. “Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.”<br />Psalm 35:23<br />Faith <br />
  27. 27. “Why sleepest thou, O Lord?”<br />Psalm 44:23<br />Faith <br />
  28. 28. A New Beginning<br />

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