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Conforming to the image of Christ – Our calling and purpose

My study notes for Sunday night Oct. 29th. To see the sermon each week or subscribe to the weekly sermon podcast please visit http://www.fbcap.net

 

Our Calling/Purpose – What has God saved me to do?

2 Tim. 1:6 & 9

 

From Scripture…what is God calling us to do?

To name a few:

 

Priorities – What am I doing to fulfill this calling? (Where I spend my time, energy, and effort)

 

My personal ministry statement….As Christians, we exist to live a life that brings glory and honor to God as we seek to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 1 Chronicles 29:10-15

1 Peter 4:7-11

Colossians 1:9-23

Matthew 28:18-20,

Acts 11:19-26

 

 Glorify God – Our relationship with Him.

Start with God.  If we get God right, then everything else falls into place.

 

 

1 Cor. 10:31 – Let everything I do Lord, be for your glory, your honor, your name, your fame… and not mine

 

Makes Disciples – Our relationship with others

(What we do with the Gospel that impacts others)

 

We know we are passing through, but we also know we have a task to complete. (Phil. 3:20 – citizenship is in heaven  1 Peter 2:11 – aliens and strangers)

 

INVOLVES ACTION – THE DOING – THE MAKING

IF WE LOVE GOD, THEN WE WILL LOVE OTHERS. (THE 2 GREAT COMMANDMENTS)

  1. Believe it (the Gospel)
  2. Live it out (the Gospel)
  3. Share it (the Gospel

 

Takes all three…all three all the time.

 

UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE MAKING  A disciple is a saved person LEARNING to live under the LORDSHIP OF JESUS.

Evangelism and Discipleship (Different sides to the same coin)

 

Practical Steps to Making Disciples:

  1. Identify people that need Christ as their personal Lord and Savior

 

  1. Invest your life into them

 

  1. Influence them with the Gospel

 

  1. Invite them to trust in Christ

 

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