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Stewarding the Gospel through Discipleship

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Introduction

As people who are called to make disciples, it seems apparent that there are other people who should be affected by our ministry.
This prompts us to ask the question, “How can I be the most effective discipler that I can be?”
Barnabas is going to demonstrate that truth for us today.

Context

Acts 4:36 NASB95
Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of Encouragement),
Acts 9:27 NASB95
But Barnabas took hold of him and brought him to the apostles and described to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had talked to him, and how at Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus.

Be present

Acts 11:22 NASB95
The news about them reached the ears of the church at Jerusalem, and they sent Barnabas off to Antioch.
Acts 11:
What we have seen of Barnabas in the book of Acts.
Barnabas was sent to be among them.
Who is Barnabas?
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App: If we are going to be effective as disciplemakers, we have got to be among the people.

Be an encourager

Acts 11:23 NASB95
Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord;
Acts 4:36 NASB95
Now Joseph, a Levite of Cyprian birth, who was also called Barnabas by the apostles (which translated means Son of Encouragement),
Acts 4:

Be an example

Acts 11:24 NASB95
for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord.

Be intentional (25-26a)

Acts 11:25–26 NASB95
And he left for Tarsus to look for Saul; and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they met with the church and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

Be consistent/persistent (26b)

Acts 11:26 NASB95
and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they met with the church and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

Questions

What was the most significant process of your discipleship?
What do you wish that your discipleship would have involved that it did not?
What could we do better?
What is the outcome of failing to disciple?
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