Section 2: “Making Disciples” Session 9: “Casting the Vision”
Introduction: Becoming MAKING
“Follow” FISHERS OF MEN
Holy Spirit WITNESSES
Everyone of us is “discipling” somebody… but into which “WAY?”
If our vision is for real Church growth, God gave us the model…
The Church of Acts = The ACTS of the CHURCH.
3,000 in one day / delegation / Daily “Life” / Added daily / Global… FIRE!
Just ONE (1) example of the many disciplers in ACTion:
Paul was a “PRAYING – FOR – ER.”
II Thessalonians 1:11 We constantly pray for you, that God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power He may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith.
From prayer “walks”(“blanket” prayers) to “target” prayers (specific battles)
Paul was a “PASSER – ON – ER.” (Acts: Barnabus & “companions”)
I Corinthians 15:3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance…(the Gospel)
Titus 1:4 To Titus, my true son in our common faith…
I Timothy 1:1-2 Paul… To Timothy my true son in the faith… (instructions/ charge)
II Timothy 1:13 ”What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching…” MENTORING
II Timothy 3:14 “continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it…” MODELING
II Timothy 2:2 “…the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.”
From “pass on” to “push out”
Paul was a “PUSHER – OUT – ER.”
Titus 1:5 “The reason I left you in Crete was that you might straighten out what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town…”
Philemon 10-12 “Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains…he has become useful both to you and to me. I am sending him – who is my very heart – back to you.”
VISION: The ACTS of the Church in the Church of today!
D-evelop Intentional Relationships
I-dentify Spiritual Understanding Levels
S-upply a Support System
C-ontact Regarding Spiritual Progress and Needs
I-ncorporate Into the Life and Ministry of the Church
P-ray Daily for Spiritual Growth
L-ook for Spiritual Gifts
E-nlist in Ministry
NEXT WEEK: D-EVELOP INTENTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS & I-DENTIFY SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING LEVELS