Who's Your One - On Earth as it is in Heaven
What comes to mind?
Early follower did not call themselves Christian
Word only used 3 times -
word disciple used 281
and when he found him he brought him to Antioch. For a whole year they met with the church and taught large numbers. The disciples were first called Christians at Antioch.
Background - all boys went to torah school at age 5
Age 10 - either went on or went home
Age 17 - find a Rabbi and apply to to be a disciple - sit at feet - questioned
Rabbis chose the best of the best - someone who could be just like them
Years young disciple would follow - imitating everything - disciple goal was to be like the Rabbi - Smicha
Not the best - the willing
B-team - we have no excuse
“God skipped all the wise of the day! The great scholars were in Egypt; the great library was in Alexandria; the great philosophers were in Athens; the powerful were in Rome. He passed over Herodotus the historian and Socrates the great thinker and Julius Caesar. He chose men so ordinary it was comical. No Rabbis, no teachers, no religious experts...” John McArthur
He does the choosing
They could go look for a Rabbi
They were not even looking
You did not choose me, but I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will give you.
Called to be with HIm
Become like me -
Plenty of space here for you to do it
His word dominate you
To follow we have to leave all
Boats - carreers
Father v- significant relationships
Jesus must take precedence
Fisher of people
It is not for the few, but for all
Disciple proof - bearing fruit
My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be my disciples.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Greek- words go, baptize, and teach - derive their force form make disciples
All we do comes out of that call
Luke 19 Jesus said came to seek and save the lost..
As disciples should that not be our life as well
“When will the church learn this lesson? Preaching to the masses, although necessary, will never suffice in the work of preparing leaders for evangelism. Nor can occasional prayer meetings and training classes for Christian workers do this job... Individual women and men are God’s method. God’s plan for discipleship is not something, but someone.” Robert Coleman
Who’s Your One
Who’s Your One