Beltline Church of Christ      

Sunday, November 04, 2018

Focus (PM)

Focus #2
Duration:34 mins 38 secs
Focus #2

Bold Move #1 – We must move from Church Models to Christ's Model.

Jesus is the Model for Ministry!
  • Jesus' main invitation was follow me.
  • The idea is that one holds steadfastly to and is being conformed to the example of another.
  • Acts 4:13; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Hebrews 12:2
  • Jesus was intended to be our focus.
Common Misconceptions...

1. Jesus didn't have a strategic ministry plan.

Jesus Plan...
  • Exploration
  • Connection
  • Growth
  • Multiplication
2. Jesus was God in the flesh; I am NOT!
  • Deity took on Deity took on humanity.
  • 1 Peter 2:21
3. The church age didn't start until after the resurrection
  • Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 2:19-22
  • By definition, the church is a group of believers in Jesus who have been called to follow him.
The Followers of Jesus Experienced...
  • Forgiveness of sins.
  • Life in Community
  • Gospel preaching
  • Baptism
  • Worship
  • Prayer
  • A Commission
4. Jesus lived in a different culture; it won't work today.
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:8
  • God works through his people as they give themselves fully to his commission to make disciples to the ends of the earth.
5. Jesus plan is too hard, and it takes too long.

Who have you invested your life into?

The Answer...
  • The answer to our lack of volunteers is more genuine, Spirit-empowered disciples.
  • The answer to any financial problems in the church is more genuine, Spirit-empowered disciples.
  • The answer to just about any problem that makes us weak and anemic is the need for more sold out, fired up, genuine, Spirit-empowered disciples.
  • The way to get more DISCIPLES like this is to make them.



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