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I. THE TESTIMONY OTHERS SEE
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John 1:19 NASB95
This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
John 1:19–23 NASB95
This is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent to him priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” And he confessed and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” They asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” Then they said to him, “Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?” He said, “I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’ as Isaiah the prophet said.”
Who are you?
a. I am not the Christ
b. I am not the prophet Elijah
c. I am called
John 1:22 NASB95
Then they said to him, “Who are you, so that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?”
NASB95Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.
What is your testimony? How would others see your walk with Jesus? Is it an act of obedience or relationship?
OT VIEW OF DISCIPLESHIP IS DIFFERENT FROM NT
OT view - teaching with the expectation of obedience
NT view - based on relationship - loving obedience and devotion. Not the student seeking out the teacher but the teacher seeking out the student
Discipleship - An unbreakable, personal relationship between the teacher and the learner in which the disciple imitates or emulates the teacher
A “disciple” or “Christ follower” is synonomous
Jesus requires us to be committed to Him in a relationship - This is a true disciple
Curious
Convinced
Committed
Jesus requires us to be committed - This is a true disciple
Discipleship requires - A personal allegiance of obedience to follow wherever He leads
A personal bearing of the death-to-self cross
A personal allegiance of obedience to follow wherever He leads
One must submit completely to the will of God
One must submit completely to the will of God
One must set aside his own will and rights to his own life
One must be broken (humble) before God
II. THE TESTIMONY JESUS SEES
NASB95 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.
Jesus said we must Deny - disavow, claim no knowledge or relationship to.
The only way to effectively deny is to be broken
This is different from “rededicating” our lives to God again or “turning over a new leaf”
Brokenness - the annihilation of each trait of the self-life
IN THE GOSPELS, THERE IS AT LEAST FOUR TIMES SOMETHING WAS BROKEN
Broken bread & fish - Feeding of 5000 (; ; ; )
Broken bread & fish - Feeding of 5000 (; ; ;
Jesus prayed, broke the bread and fish distributed the loaves and fishes and supplied the needs of over 5000 people and at another time over 4000 men plus women and children
Bread - life and sustenance
Fish (meat) - the call of God, the will of God
John 4:34 NASB95
Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
Brokenness = Leads to Life and calling
Brokenness = Life and calling
2. Broken bread - Jesus broke bread, and said take eat, this is my body
(; ; Luke 22:17-20)
Luke 22:19 NASB95
And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
Broken bread - Jesus broke bread, and said take eat, this is my body - Brokenness = Healing
Acts 2:42 NASB95
They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Brokenness = Leads to Healing (Physical and Spiritual)
3. Broken Grain - (John 12:24)
John 12:24 NASB95
“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
John 15:2 NASB95
“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.
John 15:4 NASB95
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
Jesus requires his disciples to bear fruit
Are you bearing fruit? (Fruit of the Spirit)
Brokenness = Leads to Fruitfulness
Brokenness = Leads to Fruitfulness
Brokenness = Leads to Fruitfulness
4. Broken Alabaster Jar - ; ;
Mark 14:3 NASB95
While He was in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper, and reclining at the table, there came a woman with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume of pure nard; and she broke the vial and poured it over His head.
Mary “broke that jar” and anointed Jesus’ head and feet. A year’s worth of perfume! Only when the jar was broken did the perfume bring a sweet aroma to the room
Mary “broke that jar” and anointed Jesus’ feet. A year’s worth of perfume! Only when the jar was broken did the perfume bring a sweet aroma to the room
The Alabaster vial was valuable
The alabaster vial was broken
What was inside filled the entire room
Brokenness = Leads to Pleasantness and Joy
Brokenness = Leads to Pleasantness and Joy
III. THE TESTIMONY YOU SEE
- The cost of Discipleship
- The cost of Discipleship
1. The domestic cost of discipleship
NASB95Now large crowds were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
2. The personal cost of discipleship
NASB95“Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
3. Counting the cost of discipleship beforehand
NASB95“For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? “Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ “Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and consider whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? “Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace. “So then, none of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions.
4. The consequences of not counting the cost
NASB95“Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned? “It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
So consider your testimony
Sin - Don’t lead others into sin ()
How do others evaluate your testimony?
Forgiveness - Correct those in sin and be quick to forgive ()
How does Jesus evaluate your testimony?
Faith - Proper faith in the context of God’s will can move mountains ()
Duty - No one can look at his woks and demand a reward from God. We are to be found faithful to God ()
How do you evaluate your testimony?
Do you need to make some changes?
Do you need to be broken?
John 3:16 NASB95
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
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