Becoming A Fully Alive Disciple // Fully Alive [Part 7]April 10, 2022
“As Jesus was going down the road he saw Matthew sitting in his tax-collection booth, ‘Come be my disciple,’ Jesus said. So Matthew got up and followed him.” Matthew 9:9 (NLT)
To Be A Disciple…
1. I must spend time with Jesus.
Jesus: “If you want to be my disciple you must come and follow me, because my servants must be where I am. And if they follow me, the Father will honor them.” John 12:26 (NLT)
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“My servants must be where I am.”
“The plan was that they would be with him and then he would send them out to proclaim the word.” Mark 3:14b (Msg)
2. I must love Jesus supremely.
“If you want to be my follower you must love me. You must love me more than your own father and mother, your wife and children, your brothers and sisters – yes, more than your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:26 (LB)
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“The most important command is this: you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” Mark 12:29-30 (NLT)
3. I must love every other disciple.
“If you have love for one another, then everybody will know that you are my disciple.” John 13:35 (GNT)
“Anyone can say, ‘I love God,’ yet have hatred toward another believer. This makes him a phony, because if you don’t love a brother or sister, whom you can see, how can you truly love God, whom you can’t see?” 1 John 4:20 (TPT)
• Spiritual Growth happens in Community.
“This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35 (TPT)
“Knowledge puffeth up, but love builds up.” 1 Corinthians 8:1 (KJV)
“…what is really needed to build the church is love.” 1 Corinthians 8:1 (LB)
“This is how we know what love is Jesus Christ laid down his life for us and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.” 1 John 3:16 (NIV)
4. I must do what Jesus tells me.
“If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you.” John 8:31-32 (Msg)
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“Our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like (Christ).” 2 Corinthians 3:18 (Msg)