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Part 2 Pathway to Growing

The Vision

Naalehu Assembly of God
++Committed Followers of Jesus Christ
Acts 2:42–43 KJV 1900
42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
Naalehu Assembly of God
Committed Followers of Jesus Christ
++Powerful in Prayer
Acts 4:31 KJV 1900
31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
Naalehu Assembly of God
Committed Followers of Jesus Christ
Powerful in Prayer
++Purposeful in life
2 Peter 1:3–4 KJV 1900
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: 4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Naalehu Assembly of God
Committed Followers of Jesus Christ
Powerful in Prayer
Purposeful in life
++Effective in our Witness
Acts 1:8 KJV 1900
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 2:21 KJV 1900
21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

We are a Community Church

Mark 10:45 KJV 1900
45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
A Community Church is a
++Loving Church
Mark 10:45 KJV 1900
45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
A Community Church is a
++Loving Church (Acts 2:44-47)
Acts 2:44–47 KJV 1900
44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. 46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
A Community Church is a
Loving Church (Acts 2:44-47)
++Living (1 Pet 2:1-5)
1 Peter 2:1–5 KJV 1900
1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, 2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: 3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. 4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious, 5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
A Community Church is a
Loving Church (Act 2:44-47)
Living (1 Pet 2:1-5)
++Life Giving Church (John 7:37-39)
John 7:37–39 KJV 1900
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

We have a Global Vision

Isaiah 55:5 KJV 1900
5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, And nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee Because of the Lord thy God, And for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
Global Vision Starts at home
++Generous Church (Acts 4:32, 34-35)
Acts 4:32 KJV 1900
32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
Acts 4:34–35 KJV 1900
34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
Global Vision Starts at home
Generous Church (Acts 4:32, 34-35)
++Giving Church (2 Cor 8:5)
2 Corinthians 8:5 KJV 1900
5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
Global Vision Starts at home
Generous Church (Acts 4:32, 34-35)
Giving Church (2 Cor 8:5)
++Going Church (Mat 28:19-20)
Matthew 28:19–20 KJV 1900
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Welcome

1 Corinthians 1:10 KJV 1900
10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Romans 12:1–2 KJV 1900
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
1 Thessalonians 5:12 KJV 1900
12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
Philippians 1:9–11 KJV 1900
9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; 10 That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; 11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Conversation

Exodus 18:20 KJV 1900
20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

What does this say leadership does?

In the Growing process what is our responsibility?

Living as a Follower of Jesus
++Followers never stop learning
++If the leader is to teach, the follower needs to learn
++Learning in not always easy
++Learning is not always comfortable
Living as a Follower of Jesus
Followers never stop learning
++Followers Value Questions
Matthew 13:10 KJV 1900
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
Luke 11:1 KJV 1900
1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.
Living as a Follower of Jesus
Followers never stop learning
Followers Value Questions
++Continue in what they have learned
John 8:31 KJV 1900
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
Living as a Follower of Jesus
Followers never stop learning
Followers Value Questions
Followers continue in what they have learned
++Followers are freed by knowledge of truth
John 8:32 KJV 1900
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Personal Devotion

James 4:8 KJV 1900
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Drawing near to God
++Brings God near to you
Isaiah 55:6 KJV 1900
6 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, Call ye upon him while he is near:
Drawing near to God
Brings God near to you
++Keeps our hand’s clean
Psalm 119:9 KJV 1900
9 BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereto according to thy word.
Drawing near to God
Brings God near to you
Keeps our hand’s clean
++Purifies our heart
1 Timothy 1:5 KJV 1900
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:

The Discipleship Process

Three F’s of Discipleship
++Faithfulness
1 Corinthians 4:1–2 KJV 1900
1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
Three F’s of Discipleship
Faithfulness
++Fellowship
Hebrews 10:24–25 KJV 1900
24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Three F’s of Discipleship
Faithfulness
Fellowship
++Fruitfulness
John 15:8 KJV 1900
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

Disciples Make Disciples

Conversation
++Church Attendance
++Tithing /Offering
Malachi 3:8–9 KJV 1900
8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, Even this whole nation.
Galatians 6:6 KJV 1900
6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
2 Corinthians 9:7 KJV 1900
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
Conversation
Church Attendance
Tithing /Offering
++Local & Biblical Ordinances
Conversation
Understanding our relationships
++To God
++To the Family of God
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