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More and Better Disciples

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More and Better Disciples

Matthew 28:18-20 NIV “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

1. MORE DISCIPLES

Matthew 28:19 NIV “go and make disciples of all nations”

2. BETTER DISCIPLES

Matthew 28:19-20 NIV
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."

Acts 2:42-47 NIV
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

Acts 2:47 NIV
“And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

Acts 2:42 NIV “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

If we want MORE and BETTER DISCIPLES we must first have…

1. A PLACE to grow in

Acts 2:46 NIV
 “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts…”

2. A PEOPLE to grow with

Acts 2:46-47 NIV “…They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.”

3. A PURPOSE to grow toward

Acts 2:42-47 NIV “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

My Church is built for the ONE

My Church
Part 1
My Church is built for the ONE


1. COMPASSION

Luke 15:20 NLT “And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming and was filled with love and compassion for him.”

Psalm 103:8 NIV “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.”

Psalm 103:13 NLT “The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him.”

2. PREPARATION

Luke 15:23 NIV “Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate.”

3. RESTORATION

Luke 15:21-22
NLT “His son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against both heaven and you, and I am no longer worthy of being called your son. “But his father said to the servants, ‘Quick! Bring the finest robe in the house and put it on him. Get a ring for his finger and sandals for his feet."

2 Corinthians 5:17-18 NLT “…anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ.”

2 Corinthians 5:18-20 NLT “And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”

4. CONNECTION

Luke 15:25-28 NIV
“Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing. So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on. ‘Your brother has come,’ he replied, ‘and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.’ “The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him.”

5. CELEBRATION

Luke 15:29-32 NLT “But he answered his father, ‘Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends. But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!’
“‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”