2020-05-17: Acts: Life In The Spirit — The Making of a Disciple

Sermon Audio: The Making of a Disciple
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Acts 14:19-28
Duration: 22:12
Size: 10.1 MB

Acts: Life In The Spirit
The Making of a Disciple
Acts 14:19-28

God uses transformed people to transform people. Restated, it takes a disciple to make a disciple.

I. The Price of Making Disciples (Acts 14:19)
Jesus said to count the cost before committing to follow Him.

II. The Priority of Making Disciples (Acts 14:20-21b)
A true disciple of Jesus will keep following Him and doing what He has commanded until it there is no breath left to do it with.

III. The Pattern for Making Disciples (Acts 14:21c-23)
“The local church is the hope of the world.”
It is through the local church that disciples are made.

The pattern for disciple-making will include strengthening others, and encouraging them to remain true to their faith in Jesus.

IV. The Pause in Making Disciples (Acts 14:24-28)
If we fail to recognize the value of pausing and resting from our labors, it will begin to take a toll on our physical and mental health.

Some of the church fathers write that the Christian day for worship became Sunday in honor of day that the Lord rose from the grave.

God wants us to become disciples who love and obey Jesus, and then make disciples who love and obey Jesus.