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The Dirty Dozen: John

June 6, 2021   /   Dr. Clayton Chisum   /   Central Baptist Church of Owasso


Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #4

June 6, 2021

Dr. Clayton Chisum


We first meet John in the story where Jesus calls the first four guys to come and follow him…

Matthew 4:18–22 (ESV)

In Luke 9, Jesus is interacting with His disciples and John gets caught up in the middle of it all

Luke 9:46–48 (ESV)

Luke 9:49-50 (ESV)

Luke 9:51-56 (ESV)

#1: If you want to make a real difference in the world, your needs .

John had some great attributes and abilities (tons of zeal and ambition), but he lacked maturity.

But then he walked next to Jesus for 3 years. Making mistakes and learning from them. And he grew!

Walking at a steady pace, over time, in the same direction, will get you far in this life.

And this is our prayer for you…

Colossians 1:9–10 (ESV)

It took John a long time to get there, too. He went from a disciple of irrational zeal to the disciple of love.


#2: In your walk of faith, major league maturity is not a ticket for .

Senior adults and those of you who are mature in your faith, you’ve been serving for years. Here’s what the church needs from you:

We need you to be a John for us!

  1. Make your life all about sharing the Truth
  2. Your greatest impact may still be ahead


: Be coachable

: Don’t hang up your cleats

Philippians 1:6 (NLT)  

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