“Discipleship 101″ by Bill Page Part 10

February 23rd, 2020

February 16  2020 - Sunday AM Bible Class

Bill Page working with Phil Hartnady continues the class discussing how to be a better Christian Disciple.

Steps to Discipleship:

  • Server - (Mark 10:35)
  • Target - (Mark 4:9)
  • Connect - (Matthew 13:55)
  • Lead - (Mark 1:17)
  • Multiple - (Acts 1:8)
  • What Then? - (John 7:4)

Serve - (Mark 10:35)

Service Then and Now 

  • Society
  • Worship
  • Leadership
  • Plan of Salvation

Jesus and You (me) 

  • Who - GOD and fellowman (Deuteronomy 13:4; Mark 10:45; Revelation 7:15)

    • 63 verses
  • How - Influence someone to make a change. WDJD? Used a 3 year marketing campaign to change the Jewish mindset. What about the Gentiles?
  • When - Acts 8:4 / 2 Corinthians 6:9
  • What - Like Jesus, we wish to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10)

Find the Need and Fill it

  • Turn no one away
  • Meet their spiritual needs as best you can
  • Serve by teaching - by book and example
  • "Be last of all and servant of all" (Mark 9:35). Jesus is our example of the perfect servant.
  • We are in the soul saving business. We must connect with folks on a spiritual level to truly meet their salvation needs. We do not have signs and wonders as Christ did, but we have the Book. 
  • Sell the Hole, not the drill

Be Generous

  • FREE - Luke 17:11-19
  • Giving of our time, and talent, as well as our money. (Mark 10:35)

"Be Ready to give an answer" 

  • Offer results with every claim. Actions over promises.
  • Matthew 21:28-32
  • John the Immerser - (Matthew 11:3) - was this really the Christ?
  • Matthew 11:4-5
  • NO EXCUSES, FEAR, COMPLACENCY, JUDGEMENTS, OPINIONS, THEORIES, just the Bible facts and the results they produce.
  • Proverbs 23:23

Target - (Mark 4:9)

Who Do we Target?

  • Mark 16:15-16; Matthew 28:18-20
  • Matthew 10:37-38; Matthew 10:14
  • Types of Hearers / Believers:
    • Matthew 13:3-9; then 18-23. (10/80/10 rule in marketing)
  • Jesus's target group - Jews 1st - Matthew 10:5-6; Romans 1:16; Matthew 15:21-28

Understand Your Target Group

  • New Coke
  • John 1:46-49, Jesus knew his target group (Jews). "Come and See", but his vision extended beyond that (Acts 1:8)
  • Choosing His disciples (John 15:16). Do your research.
  • Walmart and Online shipping (Barbie and Candy/tuna and toothpaste).
  • "Aim small, think BIG", targeting in not about excluding, serve people even if they refuse your message (Romans 12:20)
  • "Each One, Teach One"

Jesus's Mission Statement

  • Luke 4:18 - "THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE DOWNTRODDEN, TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD"
  • 2 Timothy 2:24-26

Jesus as the Outcast

  • Goal? Winning hearts and minds
  • What Jesus wasn't and what He was.
  • Result of choice to identify as Jewish outcast.
  • To Serve others (those  you target) what must you do? - Phil. 2:7
  • Your target ground what to know 2 things:
    • Do I want what you have?
    • Can I identify with you?

Keep The Message Simple

  • 4700 / 24 Hrs.
  • "Be Clear, Be Brief, and be Seated"
  • Can you explain your core message to someone in 1:2 sentences?
  • 6% of World. 56% of advertising
  • Luke 4:18-19
  • Domino's, FED EX, Avis

Jesus Brand

  • Philippians 2:3-8
  • John 6:48
  • John 10:11
  • John 15:1

How did Jesus connect with People?

  • Parabola - 31 to 65, His brand signature
  • Luke 15 - 3 parables Bi-culturally
  • Greco-Roman - linear thinkers / words
  • Hebrews - non linear / images
  • "The world doesn't need a lecture, the world needs a picture"
  • Emotions effect behavior. People must be able to feel the joy of what we are offering them. A story does that. 

Duration 21:48

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