Sunday, June 11, 2023

The Call: Making More and Better Disciples

Scripture - Matthew 4:18-22, Philippians 1:29, John 13:13-15, Luke 14:26, Matthew 16:24-25, Matthew 28:19-20, Matthew 22:37-40, 1 John 4:20, 1 John 3:16

They may be the three most powerful words in all of spoken language... "Come Follow Me."

To be a disciple of Jesus means to be an apprentice.
• The Master is Jesus
• His art or trade is making disciples
• The amount of time required to become a disciple is Life-long
• This is what we, as Nazarenes, call sanctification.  

Characteristics of a disciple:
• A disciple is a student. 
• A disciple places Jesus above everything else.
• A disciple is one who follows, not leads.

What is a disciple?
• A disciple is one who makes disciples
• In His first words to the disciples, Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”
• He emphasized this priority in His last words to them as well