Fip side of discipleship

Series: not a Fan: Living the committed walk

May 07, 2022
Michael Boyd

Flip Side Of Discipleship​ Listen on Mixlr @ ​ My Radio Stream @ ​ Watch us on You Tube Live @ htttp:// ​ Grace Baptist Church Podcast ​ ​

Episode Notes

Possible problems​

1. Guilt​
2. Work Harder​
3. Quit​

Is discipleship only for the elite? Is there a special kind of person who qualifies as a disciple of Jesus Christ and I might not be one of them?

(Mark 10:37-38 NIV) They ask, "Let one of us sit at your right and the other at your left in your glory." {38} "You don’t know what you are asking," Jesus said. "Can you drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?​

Judas betrayal ​

Peter James and John fall asleep while they are waiting for Jesus​

All Deserted him at his arrest​

Peter's Denial ​

Thomas Doubts

2. So what’s the deal?​

What characterizes true disciples.? TEACH ABILITY ​

From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. {67} "You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve. {68} Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. {69} We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God."​ John 6:66-69

But they were teachable.​?

Ask yourself how teachable am I?​
What issue of church or theology have I changed my mind on in the past two years?​
Where has God been challenging me this year?​
What have I discovered about following Jesus this month that I didn’t know last month?​
A disciple will be able to answer those questions because they are seeking to grow.​

3. Who They Became​

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. ( Acts 3:14) ​

Phillip sees the persecution as an opportunity to go and spread the gospel all over the region and heads off to Samaria becomes known as Phillip the evangelist.​

James becomes the head of the Jerusalem council that was overseeing the development of the church and keeping purity of doctrine.​

God isn’t interested in your ability so much as he is in your availability.​

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