Charlottesville First Church of the Nazarene
The Way- Availability
February 21, 2021

The Way- Availability

February 21, 2021

The Way: His and Ours

“Availability” John 6: 1-15

February 21, 2021

Introduction

The way of Jesus is the way of discipleship, testing, underdog, availability, Thanksgiving, strategic withdrawal.  

I. The Way of Jesus Is the Way of Discipleship

1. Jesus had a discipleship strategy

2. FAT- Faithful, Available, Teachable 

II. The Way of Jesus Is the Way of Availability

1. John 6:8  Andrew (underdog) brings a little boy (underdog) lunch to Jesus 

2. Underdogs are Jesus’ preference.

3. God is not as interested in your ability as He is your availability

III. The Way of Jesus Is the Way of Testing

1. John 6:6 “Jesus asked a question of Philip to test him.” 

2. James 1:2-8 

3. Psalm 11:4-5  The Lord tests the righteous. 

Conclusion

1. Scriptures for Further Exploration

a. Matthew 28:18-20

b. John 8:31-32

c. Acts 2:42

d. Isaiah 6:8

e. Deuteronomy 28:1-3

f. Psalm 11:5

g. Hebrews 12:11

2. Question for Group Discussion

a. Why would Jesus want to test Philip or any other disciple for that matter?

b. Why did Andrew introduce the boy for Jesus?

c. When did Jesus last test your faith? Why would he do that?

d. What did you learn from a recent test?

e. What has been the hardest thing in your life to make available to Jesus?

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