Belong: The Call of Discipleship – Matthew 4:17-22

August 22, 2021   /   Fellowship Community Church

“Belong: The Call of Discipleship”

Matthew 4:17-22

  1. What does it mean to be a ? V.17

“To follow Christ is to renounce all lesser loyalties … let me be more explicit about the forsaking which cannot be separated from the following of Jesus Christ. First, there must be a renunciation of sin. This, in a word, is repentance. It is the first part of Christian conversion. It can in no circumstances be bypassed. Repentance and faith belong together. We cannot follow Christ without forsaking sin … Repentance is a definite turn from every thought, word, deed, and habit which is known to be wrong … There can be no compromise here.”  Jon Stott, Basic Christianity

  1. Disciples are called to a two-fold . 18-19
  • Disciples follow .

“if anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24

  • Disciples others to follow Jesus.

We ought to be living as if Jesus died yesterday, rose this morning, and is coming back this afternoon.” “It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error. It is better to speak the truth that hurts and then heals, than falsehood that comforts and then kills.” Adrian Rogers

  1. Disciples understand that what they , is better than what they . Vv.21-22

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain which he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot


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