Sermons on Discipleship

Sermons on Discipleship

SPIRITUAL INTEGRITY

Sermon Handout John Wooden once said, “Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” His point was that character matters because character is who we are when no one is around. Outside of Christ, the greatest example of character in the Bible is a guy named Joseph, and in this lesson we examine 3 truths we learn about character from him.…
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KING JOSIAH

Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jedidah the daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath. 2 And he did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and walked in all the way of David his father, and he did not turn aside to the right or to the left.” 2 Kings 22:1-2

FOLLOWING THIS LIFE

Sermon Handout Jesus taught that there is a life following this one. Jesus also taught that following this life there will be a Day of Judgment on which our eternal destination in the next life will be decided. Based on this information it is imperative that we understand what follows this life and how are eternal destinations will be decided. 31 “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on…

WHAT FOLLOWS FOLLOW?

Sermon Handout Following is not an end unto itself. Following is actually a beginning, and, as such, following is expected to produce things. Do you know why? Because when you become a follower you are expected to be a worker. As a result, following ought to be productive, but what should following produce? 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s bread without…

HARD TO FOLLOW

Sermon Handout One of the great fallacies of discipleship is that once you become a follower life gets easier. Jesus never promised an easy way. In fact, Jesus indicated in Matthew 7:13-14 that following requires you to go the hard way. In this lesson, we seek to uncover this hard truth about following and explain why following is hard as well as why following is worth it. 13 Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way…

LOVE FOLLOWS

Sermon Handout The ultimate followers were the Israelites. For 40 years they followed God through the wilderness from Egypt to Canaan. In this morning’s lesson, we will examine the exodus account in an effort to determine what we can learn about following, and, in so doing, we will discover that following is related to love. 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,     and do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge him,     and he will…

FOLLOW ME

Sermon Handout As we begin a new series devoted to the study of following, we turn our attention to Jesus’ oft used phrase, “Follow Me.” On at least 9 different occasions in the Gospels, Jesus either called a person to “Follow Me” or taught that in order to receive salvation one must “Follow Me.” This instruction was and is an integral part of Jesus’ summons to discipleship. In other words, you can’t be a disciple apart from following Him. 34 “Do…

GOING LIKE PHILLIP

This lesson is a part of CHARGE WEEKEND 2019. Weekend Focus: FOLLOWING with lessons by Gary Hampton. About the Speaker: Gary preaches for the Siwell Road church of Christ in Jackson, MS. He served as the Director of the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies for six years. He has 19 books in print and writes for The Spiritual Sword and The Voice of Truth International.

FOLLOWING THE LEADER

This lesson is a part of CHARGE WEEKEND 2019. Weekend Focus: FOLLOWING with lessons by Gary Hampton. About the Speaker: Gary preaches for the Siwell Road church of Christ in Jackson, MS. He served as the Director of the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies for six years. He has 19 books in print and writes for The Spiritual Sword and The Voice of Truth International.

FOLLOWING CHRIST’S EXAMPLE

This lesson is a part of CHARGE WEEKEND 2019. Weekend Focus: FOLLOWING with lessons by Gary Hampton. About the Speaker: Gary preaches for the Siwell Road church of Christ in Jackson, MS. He served as the Director of the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies for six years. He has 19 books in print and writes for The Spiritual Sword and The Voice of Truth International.

SEEING PEOPLE THROUGH JESUS’ EYES

This lesson is a part of CHARGE WEEKEND 2019. Weekend Focus: FOLLOWING with lessons by Gary Hampton. About the Speaker: Gary preaches for the Siwell Road church of Christ in Jackson, MS. He served as the Director of the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies for six years. He has 19 books in print and writes for The Spiritual Sword and The Voice of Truth International.

FOLLOWING JESUS’ PURPOSE STATEMENTS

This lesson is a part of CHARGE WEEKEND 2019. Weekend Focus: FOLLOWING with lessons by Gary Hampton. About the Speaker: Gary preaches for the Siwell Road church of Christ in Jackson, MS. He served as the Director of the Southeast Institute of Biblical Studies for six years. He has 19 books in print and writes for The Spiritual Sword and The Voice of Truth International.