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Lakeview's Pastor of Spiritual Development, Mike Blahnik, talks to us about God's plan for building relationships and spreading the message of Jesus - what we call Real Discipleship. Matthew 28:16-20.
1. God will put you in situations that will allow you to share your faith (vs1-6) 2. Be willing to associate with people outside your comfort zone (vs7-9) 3. Make sure they know that God has something to offer (v10) 4. Stay focused on the Gospel . . . avoid "trivial" questions (vs11-14) 5. Stay open to the discerning power of the Holy Spirit (vs15-18) 6. Stay focused on the Gospel . . . do not get caught up in "Theological Debates" (vs19-24) 7. Include a decisio moment (vs25-26) 8. Stay focused on the Gospel . . . be willing to change the itinerary (vs27-34) 9. Do not confuse sowing and reaping (vs35-38)
If the Whole Church is going to take the Whole Gospel to the Whole World, then the church must commit to making disciples. In the Bible there is no differentiation between believer and disciple. They are the same thing. When Jesus calls people to Himself, He calls people to follow Him as disciples with the mission of making disciples. We musth SHIFT toward being disciples who make disciples.
Paul Weber, our church's missionary to Australia, preaches on how we look at the lost. Too often, like the Jewish religious leaders in Jesus' day, we look at the lost as problems rather than the Lord's treasured possessions. So, in Luke 15, Jesus seeks to correct our vision by illustrating how He sees sinners. They are lost, loved, limited, and looked for.
1. The Angelic Announcement: Proclaiming the Resurrection to the Women (vs1-8) 2. The Resurrected-Christ: appears to the Women (vs9-10) 3. The Cover-up & Conspiracy: by the Religious Leaders (vs11-15) 4. The Reigning-Christ: and His Mandate for His Disciples (vs16-20) 5. Living as Disciples of Jesus Christ: Believing, Worshipping, & Obeying as we await His Second Coming
There's something terribly wrong with the world which alienates us from each other, God, and even ourselves. We partner with God to set things right; God's ability to do this surprises and amazes us. Merle shares from his wealth of experience and wisdom at REACH 2013, a convention of 43 ministries.