Followers of Jesus bear His fruit

Jesus defines being a disciple as one who bears His fruit. In John 15:1-8, Jesus describes the believer’s relationship with Him as analogous to the relationship of a branch to the vine. Jesus explains that He is the True Vine, and we, believers in…

Growing Followers of Jesus Abide in God’s Word

According to Jesus, true disciples abide in His Word. John 8:31-32 states, “To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set…

Lordship: The mark of being a follower of Jesus

God’s great purpose for our lives is to conform us into the image of His Son (Romans 8:28-29). We are born again spiritually to grow up into maturity and completion in Christ (John 3:1-8, Colossians 2:6-10). Jesus calls us His disciples, His followers. There…

What’s your story?

What’s your story? Galatians 1:11-24 11 I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ….

God makes Himself known in Christ

God has made Himself known to us in Jesus Christ Galatians 1:11-12 11 I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the gospel I preached is not of human origin. 12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by…

7 Step Strategy for Influencing People for Christ

  In Matthew 4:19, Jesus said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men…” When we receive Christ and become one of His followers, by definition of our identity, we also become His witnesses. Influencing other people for Christ is both our…

Bible Study-The Power of the Gospel: Romans 1:1-7

The Power of the Gospel Romans 1:1-7 See It Read Romans 1:1-7 1. What do you think is the big idea in this passage? 2. Why do you think the Apostle Paul would focus his whole life on preaching the gospel? 3. What does…

Who is Jesus?

Jesus Claimed to be the Unique God-Man and the Only Way to Salvation   If I consider the Bible as an accurate source of truth, the question becomes, “What does it say about salvation and eternal life?” In John 17:3, the words of Jesus…

You Gotta Give it Away!

You Gotta Give it Away!   The gospel is the only hope and power for salvation. It is a holy deposit that needs to be lived out, communicated and given away to as many people as possible   Be convinced that the Great Commission…

First Importance

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 3 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures   The…