Discipleship 2014: Message by Pastor Steve Murrel

Discipleship. Leadership.

Primary Job of Victory Group Leaders:

(NIV)Acts 9:1-2
Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest [2] and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem.

(NIV)Acts 9:18-22
Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, [19] and after taking some food, he regained his strength. Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. [20] At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. [21] All those who heard him were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?” [22] Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah.

Goals of Discipleship:
-Saul had a life-changing encounter with Jesus.
-Saul had an encounter with a disciple.

First step of disciples:
-Verse 18

“Good facade. Bad foundation.”

Foundation predict the future.
When you go high, you must have a deep foundation.

Foundations:
-Jesus is the foundation.
-Repentance is foundational. 2 Timothy 2:19
-Practicing God’s Word establishes a foundation. Matthew 4:24
-Create an empowering culture.

Be like Ananaeas.

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