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Follow Me – Part 3: How Can I Be An Effective Disciple?
April 25, 2021

Follow Me – Part 3: How Can I Be An Effective Disciple?

April 25, 2021

Follow Me: Becoming a Disciple of Jesus

Part 3: How can I be an effective disciple?

Acts 3-4

disciples make an impression and leave a mark for Jesus Christ!

13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. Acts 4:1-13

BIG IDEA: An effective disciple has !

1. An effective disciple is in the business!

Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. Acts 3:4-10

If you want to see life change, you must be wiling to with the people God puts in front of you.

2. An effective disciple seizes opportunities to .

12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus…. 16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see. Acts 3:12-13;16

13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13

3. An effective disciple will be .

They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day. Acts 4:2-3

4. An effective disciple will .

11 Jesus is

“‘the stone you builders rejected,

    which has become the cornerstone.’

12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:11-12

5. An effective disciple will be committed to .

29 Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Acts 4:29

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