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Jesus Uses Ordinary People

Jesus called ordinary men to follow Him into an extraordinary work. As disciples of Jesus, we must also redefine our purpose to become fishers of men and join Him in His work to reach others.

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Your Mission Is Too Small

God blessed the nation of Israel in order to be a blessing to all other nations, but eventually, they refrained from sharing that salvation with others. After the work of Jesus in our lives, we are called to go outside the walls of the church to multiply as we make disciples and plant churches.

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Multiply Yourself

The Multiply Initiative is our simple yet aggressive plan to multiply disciples.  While we can multiply programs, events, services, and churches, the heart of strategy plan is when disciples begin to multiply themselves.

If a new Christian simply replicated your life, would you be pleased with his or her maturity?

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Entrust Everything You’ve Got Into Another

Entrust Everything You’ve Got Into Another

2 Tim. 2:1-7

Paul instructed his disciple, Timothy, to take everything he had learned and entrust it with others who would turn and do the same thing. To multiply disciples, we must be intentional with our relationships for Kingdom purposes.

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The Great Omission

The Great Omission

Matt. 28:16-20

After Jesus’ resurrection, he commanded his followers to go and make disciples of all nations. Instead of committed disciples obeying the Great Commission, we can revert to becoming consumers who succumb to the great omission.

The Kingdom is composed of disciples who have a commission to the world, a commitment to the church, a commandment for discipleship, and a communion with Jesus.

Commission to the World

  • Jesus does not expect the world to come to the church but for the church to go to the world.
  • The Great Commission is about prioritizing others’ eternities over our comforts.
  • If Jesus is worthy of the praise of all nations, we can’t stop until he receives it.

Commitment to the Church

  • Baptism is an external illustration of an internal salvation.
  • The public nature of baptism emphasizes the commitment to Jesus and His Church.
  • Baptized believers profess to one another their death to earthly desires and their resurrection to Kingdom priorities.

Commandment for Discipleship

  • We are called to make disciples – not converts.
  • If there is a true profession of faith, there should be a true progression of faith.
  • Discipleship must involve more than the transfer of biblical information but focus on the teaching of biblical application.

Communion with Jesus

  • We cannot undertake the work of Jesus apart from the presence of Jesus.
  • The presence of Jesus is not only the Great Commission’s power but also its purpose.
  • The meaning and message of the Bible and our lives can be summarized in three words: God with us.