Disciple-Makers

Men as Warrior Disciple-Makers 1

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Titus 2:11-12 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people. 12 It trains us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age.

1: Reading the Bible

Christians believe that the Bible is inspired by God and authoritative for our lives. But we need to understand the Bible for ourselves, so that requires the basic habit of Bible study and reading daily or weekly.

2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.

2: Praying

The Christian life is more than a religion, it is a relationship with a personal God. Just like any relationship, communication is essential. That is what the habit of prayer is all about.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Never stop praying.

3: Connecting

Connecting with the people around us in a meaningful way is the natural result of connecting with God. The habit of connection is all about discovering and sharing God’s truth in the context of intentional relationships through a variety of groups. Without God’s people helping us to discover and live the truth, it’s difficult to live to honor God on a regular basis.

Hebrews 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another…

4. Giving

The Christian life is not only about what we can get. The most mature Christians are givers.

2 Corinthians 8:7 Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving.

Very few activities in the Christian life demonstrate and unveil the true heart of a person more than his/her willingness to freely give of their money and resources to God. Indeed, very few disciplines more clearly demonstrate a person’s command of the gospel—and its control of them.

Malachi 3:8-11 “Will a man rob God? Yet you have robbed Me! But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’ In tithes and offerings. 9 You are cursed with a curse, For you have robbed Me, Even this whole nation. 10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, That there may be food in My house, And try Me now in this,” Says the Lord of hosts, “If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it. 11 “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes…

Jim Elliot's famous words, "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."

5. Evangelism The consistent discipline of sharing the gospel is foundational in the Christian life and is a key expression of the virtues of faithfulness, wisdom, and thankfulness. Therefore, the virtuous Christian makes it a habit to be sharing the gospel with various people.

Mark 16:15-19 And He said to them, “Go to all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. … 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 … they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

 

 

 

6. Disciple others/Mentoring

Jesus called every disciple to make disciples. Mentoring (disciple-making) as a Christian is as easy as helping someone discover the truth of God’s Word and inviting them to live it out in their everyday lives.

Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations…. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you….

Mark 3:14 Then Jesus appointed twelve, that they would be with Him and that He might send them out to preach.

 

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

 

We also can ask, "Are you discipling anyone?'

Is your life summarized by a passion to invest what God has taught you into the lives of others?

 

Paul is speaking about the need for Timothy to speak only what has been spoken to him. This training has several aspects.

 

• Need to be Communicated

• Mutual Accountability and friendship

• Teach others

 

If you haven’t practiced one of these habits before, start trying out that habit in your life. Or, think about which habit you are weakest in doing, and take steps to develop that habit in your life.

Four Generations of Disciples in Paul’s Statement to Timothy:

 

Paul >> Timothy >> Faithful Men >> Others >>

Moses discipled ________________________.

Elijah discipled ________________________.

Jesus discipled the ________________________.

Barnabas discipled ________________________.

Paul discipled ________________________.

You will disciple ________________________            

1. Jesus not religion  2. Apologetics  3. Doctrine (Trinity, Justification, Etc.)  4. Holy Spirit – Emotionally, intellectually, & Spiritually.

The Way to Change/Grow

 

·         Recognize weakness or problem

·         Admit/Confess it

·         Hate it – for sin grieves God.

·         Pray for Wisdom to overcome and improve

·         Be absolutely determined to change and improve

·         Plan with steps to improve

·         Counsel

·         Daily Pray for Holy Spirit: Filling and zeal/passion

·         Aim and Strive to fulfill plan

·         Memorize scripture

 

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The Power of Reconciliation

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Job 1:1 & 8 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil. 8 Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”

Job 42:8 Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant Job shall pray for you. For I will accept him, lest I deal with you according to your folly; because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.”

Eph. 4:32 and be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Genesis 45:5-11 But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. 7 And God sent me before you to preserve a posterity for you in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 8 So now it was not you who sent me here, but God; and He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt. 9 “Hurry and go up to my father, and say to him, ‘Thus says your son Joseph: “God has made me lord of all Egypt; come down to me, do not tarry. 10 You shall dwell in the land of Goshen, and you shall be near to me, you and your children, your children’s children, your flocks and your herds, and all that you have. 11 There I will provide for you, lest you and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty; for there are still five years of famine.”’

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.

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The Biblical Pattern for Making Disciples: A Cross and a Mentor

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen (Jesus: Matt. 28:19-20).

And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also (2 Timothy 2:2).

The NT was written is Greek. The Greek word for “disciple” means____________?

Disciplining a person is a biblical form of _____________________?

1.    Disciples are not merely made in a classroom or at seminary.

 

2.    Make disciples if you are a mature Christian or a recent convert.

 

3.    A priority: Jesus as a priority made disciples. He often took His disciples with Him to minister, rest, pray, teach, and serve—Jesus was discipling others while living life.

 

4.    Time is an important aspect in discipling others.

 

5.    Disciple making requires one to aim and pray for the goal of discipling others.

Paul also discipled while living daily life (2 Tim. 2:2) Paul mentored men as he lived his life-even in jail.

6.    Know the Word of God. Read it to apply it and to share it.

7.    Know doctrine. Learn it to apply it and to share it.

a.    Justification & Sanctification

b.    Trinity

c.    The Gospel

d.    Always bring tracks, invites, and the Bible with you.

Always admit your weaknesses.

It’s ALL about Jesus!

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Discipleship: What is More Important: Success or an Abundant Life?

 


Goal- Make disciples: followers of Christ

Goal- Well educated adult, respected job, affluence, popularity

Goal- A few deep relationships

Goal- Many superficial relationships

Results- Lasting eternal impact

Results- Temporary self-gratification

Results- 92% stay in church

Results- 6% to 25% stay in church

 

Luke 19:10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.

 

John 20:21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

Mark 3:14 Then He appointed twelve, that they would be with Him and that He might send them out to preach.

Galatian 1:2 and all the brethren who are with me…

 

Jesus Predicts His Death and Resurrection

 

Luke 9:21 And He strictly warned and commanded them to tell this to no one, 22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.”

 

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him

 

Luke 9:23-25 Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. 24 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it. 25 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?”

 

Born Again: Regeneration

John 3:3-11 Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

 

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ 8 The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

 

9 Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?” 10 Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? 11 Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness.

 

 

 

John 15:1-20 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. … 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

 

5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.  … 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you …8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.

 

9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. 10 If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.

 

11 “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. 12 This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. … 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain… 17 These things I command you, that you love one another.

 

18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

 

 

Sanctified: Made holy or righteous; made perfect.

Sanctification: Being made holy, becoming more like Jesus; growing in holiness, obedience, and righteousness.

 

Hebrews 10:10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

11 And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 13 from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. 14 For by one offering He has sanctified (perfected) forever those who are being sanctified.

 

15 But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, 16 “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law10 By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

 

See Titus 3:4-8

 

3 g’s   propitiation

 

Came to seek and save the lost Luke 19:10

 

When we make disciples, we are relating God to people and people to God. At this juncture disciples are made. This means we can seize the opportunity at the crowded intersections of life and relate how God is involved. We can bring God's perspective to bear on the situation and help disciples follow God's leadership in solving problems. The greatest discipling takes place when a disciple faces a crisis. Then he or she is most teachable.

 

 

 


Goal- Make disciples: followers of Christ

Goal- Well educated adult, respected job, affluence, popularity

Goal- A few deep relationships

Goal- Many superficial relationships

Results- Lasting eternal impact

Results- Temporary self gratification

Results- 92% stay in church

Results- 6% to 25% stay in church

 

What is more important; success or abundant life?

ALCC Granbury Loves Jesus

We are all about Jesus.

We love him.

That relationship is what drives us to love each other the same way Christ loved us.

ALCC Granbury strives and goes to great lengths to connect with those who do not know Jesus.

These three relationships make us: a vision-driven, gospel-centered and a community of Christ followers on mission to impact the nations.

Come Join us at 11am Sunday or Wed. 7 pm at 524 N. Crockett St. Granbury, Texas 76048 next to the US Post Office right off the Granbury Square.

The Cross and the Wages of Grace

The Payday of Grace

“Justification is the article by which the church stands and falls—” (Martin Luther).

“There is no one doctrine in the whole Bible more fully asserted.” (Jonathan Edwards).

Matthew 20:1-16 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2 Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4 and said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you.’ So they went. 5 Again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour, and did likewise. 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle, and said to them, ‘Why have you been standing here idle all day?’ 7 They said to him, ‘Because no one hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You also go into the vineyard, and whatever is right you will receive.’ 8 “So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.’ 9 And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. 10 But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius. 11 And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner, 12 saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’ 13 But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?’ 16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”

 

Rom. 4:3 For what does the Scripture say? "And Abraham believed God, and it was accounted (imputed) to him as righteousness.

Rom. 4:5 But to him who does not work, but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is counted (imputed) for righteousness

 

Rom. 5:1-9 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. … For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

 

Justification is a doctrinal legal (forensic) term that means to be declared righteous. The doctrine is laid out in the books of Romans and 1 Corinthians, among others (Genesis 15; Psalm 32; Galatians; Titus, etc.).

Galatians 3:16-26 Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. …22 But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. 23 But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. 24 Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. …26 For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

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God's Blessings in Jesus

Living in Blessing: Putting off Curseful Ways

 

Genesis 12:1-20 Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you.

2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing.

3 I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”4 So Abram departed as the Lord had spoken to him… 5 …So they came to the land of Canaan.

6 …And the Canaanites were then in the land.

7 Then the Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your descendants I will give this land.” And there he built an altar to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

8 And he moved from there to the mountain east of Bethel, and he pitched his tent with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east; there he built an altar to the Lord and called on the name of the Lord. …

10 Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to dwell there, for the famine was severe in the land.

11 And it came to pass, when he was close to entering Egypt, that he said to Sarai his wife, “Indeed I know that you are a woman of beautiful countenance. 12 Therefore it will happen, when the Egyptians see you, that they will say, ‘This is his wife’; and they will kill me, but they will let you live. 13 Please say you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that I may live because of you.”14 So it was, when Abram came into Egypt, that the Egyptians saw the woman, that she was very beautiful. 15 The princes of Pharaoh also saw her and commended her to Pharaoh. And the woman was taken to Pharaoh’s house. 16 He treated Abram well for her sake. He had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male and female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

17 But the Lord plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues because of Sarai, Abram’s wife. 18 And Pharaoh called Abram and said, “What is this you have done to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife? 19 Why did you say, ‘She is my sister’? I might have taken her as my wife. Now therefore, here is your wife; take her and go your way.” 20 So Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they sent him away, with his wife and all that he had.

 

Gal 3:6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”… 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand…

13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.

John 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” 57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” 58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”

Proverbs 3:5-7 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil….

Phil 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth.

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Chanukah Meets Christmas in Jesus

John 10:22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. 26 But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 I and My Father are one.” 31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. 32 Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” 33 The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”

Exodus 15:11 “Who is like You, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like You, glorious in holiness, Fearful in praises, doing wonders?

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.

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The Tale of Two Men Before Kings & Judges

John 18:36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.” 37 Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” 38 Pilate said to Him, “What is truth?” And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, “I find no fault in Him at all.

Matt 27:11 Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, “Are You the King of the Jews?” Jesus said to him, “It is as you say.” 12 And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing. 13 Then Pilate said to Him, “Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?” 14 But He answered him not one word, so that the governor marveled greatly. 15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to releasing to the multitude one prisoner whom they wished. 16 And at that time they had a notorious prisoner called Barabbas. 17 Therefore, when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” 18 For he knew that they had handed Him over because of envy. 19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered many things today in a dream because of Him.”

John 19:1 So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him. 2 And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe. 3 Then they said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” And they struck Him with their hands. 4 Pilate then went out again, and said to them, “Behold, I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault in Him.” 5 Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, “Behold the Man!” 6 Therefore, when the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “You take Him and crucify Him, for I find no fault in Him.” 7 The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and according to our law He ought to die, because He made Himself the Son of God.”

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Sunday Sermon - Jesus Came as God

The God-Man Jesus Christ

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.

Romans 5:14-15 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. But the free gift is not like the offense. For if by the one man’s offense many died, much more the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abounded to many.

1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

1 Kings 13:1 And behold, a man of God went from Judah to Bethel by the word of the Lord, and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense. 2 Then he cried out against the altar by the word of the Lord, and said, “O altar, altar! Thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, a child, Josiah by name, shall be born to the house of David; and on you he shall sacrifice the priests of the high places who burn incense on you, and men’s bones shall be burned on you.’” 3 And he gave a sign the same day, saying, “This is the sign which the Lord has spoken: Surely the altar shall split apart, and the ashes on it shall be poured out.”

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men…. 14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

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Overcoming Worry through Contentment and Gratitude

Philippians 4:6-13 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus...

11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content:

12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. …

13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Acts 15:18 Known to God from eternity are all His works.

John 2:24 But Jesus did not commit Himself to them, because He knew all.

John 21:17 Peter …said, …”Lord, You know all things….”

Rom. 5:8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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Jesus: Winsome and Full of Blessings

The Blessings that Come from Following Jesus

Mark 12:41-44 Now Jesus sat opposite the treasury and saw how the people put money into the treasury. And many who were rich put in much. 42 Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans.

43 So He called His disciples to Himself and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all those who have given to the treasury; 44 for they all put in out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all that she had, her whole livelihood.”

Mark 13:1 Then as He went out of the temple, one of His disciples said to Him, “Teacher, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!” 2 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? Not one stone shall be left upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”

 

Matthew 10:29-31 Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Luke 19:47 And He was teaching daily in the temple. But the chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people sought to destroy Him.

 

John 7:45 Then the temple guards came to the chief priests and Pharisees, who said to them, “Why have you not brought Him?”46 The officers answered, “No man ever spoke like this Man!”47 Then the Pharisees answered them, “Are you also deceived? 48 Have any of the rulers or the Pharisees believed in Him? 49 But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed.”50 Nicodemus (he who came to Jesus by night, being one of them) said to them, 51 “Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?”52 They answered and said to him, “Are you also from Galilee? Search and look, for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee.”

1 Cor. 13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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Idols in the Land: Judgement, Warning, or Revival?

Col. 1:18 And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things Jesus may have the preeminence.

1 John 5:21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

Col. 3:5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.

Matt. 16:2-3 He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times.

1 John 2:1-2 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. 2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

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