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Discipleshift, "Faith Stories"

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Sharing our struggles and how God brought us through them is the essence of discipleship.

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What type of Christian do you desire to be?

Do you want to appear to have it all together? Or, do you want to be real?

Hebrews 10:23–25 ESV
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Hebrews 10:39 ESV
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.

Share the “Faith Story” of someone that has encouraged you.

David Ring-CP
Jim and Shirley Hartline
Virgil Beall-Cancer
Larry McDonald-Cancer

Share a struggle you have endured because of someone else’s “Faith Story”.

Trey’s disability

Would you be willing to share today, a struggle you are dealing with?

James 5:16 ESV
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
James 5:
1 Thessalonians 5:11 ESV
Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
Ephesians 4:32 ESV
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
James 5:13–16 ESV
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Colossians 3:12–17 ESV
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Teaching is part of Discipleship but, doing is what makes it come to life in our hearts.

Education makes the Gospel Intellectual but, Implementation makes the Gospel Effectual

If we will share our “Struggles”, share our “Faith Stories” and “Do Life” together, we will create a Discipleshift in our church.

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