Role of the Church – Discipleship

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Role of the Church – Discipleship

Isaiah 40:4-5

Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.
And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

Acts 3:11-16

While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. 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.

You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 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.

What the world thinks transforms lives:

  • Science
  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Money

What does the Bible say transforms lives?

  • Power of God
  • Truth

               

John 8:34 

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.

That is the situation people are in:

  • They are slaves to sin
  • Jesus offers freedom
  • Without Jesus people are ruled by sinful desires

John 8:31-32

 “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

What does the Bible say transforms lives?

  • Power of God
  • Truth
  • Love

What Peter does with the beggar:

  • Stops
  • Focuses on him
  • Prays for him

 

A LOVING CHURCH IS VERY POWERFUL

 

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