Summary: As a Christian, You are Called, but Called to do WHAT?
￼￼OPEN: Good morning! I’m glad you’re here. New series: Called
We talked about “Called ”. The first week we
talked about “ ￼ ”
THIS WEEK: I want to challenge all Christians that we are “Called to Make Disciples”
Called to Care
￼TEXT: Matthew 28:19, 20 These are the very last words of Jesus before he left the Earth. Do you think he would waste time talking about what didn’t matter? NO!
￼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.” Matthew 28:19 (NIV)
￼You did not choose me, but I chose
￼you and appointed you so that you
￼might go and bear fruit
￼21 “Not everyone who says to me,
￼‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of
￼heaven, but only the one who does
￼the will of my Father who is in
￼heaven. Matthew 7:21 (NIV)
￼EXPLAIN: The word “Go” in the passage we red from Matthew 28 in the original Greek language is a present participle. It could be translated “as you go”. In other words, as you do life. Wherever life takes you, whatever you do on a daily basis....make disciples.
￼￼You might say “But Pastor Tommy, I
￼thought we WERE disciples, how are
￼we supposed to make disciples?”
Here is the truth..........
￼If you ARE a disciple, you will make
￼disciples. If you are not MAKING
￼disciples, then it might be because
￼you aren’t TRULY a disciple!
Why People Don’t Disciple or Allow Themselves to Be Discipled:
# 1 – I’m Not Ready!
TALK ABOUT FEAR: the pastor might put me in a room and make me teach Junior Highers the Book of Revelation.
No! That’s not what God is talking
about when He says “go....and make disciples”.
Let me ask you some questions:
1) How many of you would say “we have a solid and growing (but not perfect) marriage?
2) How many of you have a good understanding of prayer?
3) How many of you at your
workplace or school, people know
you’re a Christian?
4) Does anyone here have at least a
decent understanding of the Bible?
5) How many of you parents would
say “well our kids aren’t perfect, but we’ve made enough mistakes that maybe we could help other younger parents avoid making
those same mistakes?
6) Or maybe you could say “we’ve
learned a few things about finances and debt and we could pass-on what we know about finances to others”
7) How many of you have been hurt horribly by others and you’ve learned that God can give you supernatural power to forgive and move on with your life?