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Be a Disciple

November 24, 2019 | Matthew 16:24 | discipleship

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Our flesh, our sin nature, constantly desires the easy way, the short cut, it wants its own way. But the way of discipleship, the way of following Jesus begins with a decision to “deny ourselves.” In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus described what it meant to answer the call to come after Him and be one of His disciples. We can answer the call to be a disciple of Jesus.

The emphasis must be on relationship

March 10, 2017 | cross, discipleship, mentoring, relationship

“When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home” (John 19:26-27 ESV). There are seven last sayings of Christ recorded in the four gospels. This year, we are… Read more »

Be a Disciple-Making Church

February 19, 2017 | 2 Timothy 2:2 | discipleship, life on life discipleship

Our desire is to be a disciple-making church. Pastor Gary laid out the strategy we have been working on for the past year to be a church full of disciples who are making disciples through our Life On Life Discipleship process. We are following the pattern established by Jesus to pour his life into a few people who then turned the world upside down with relational and strategic relationships, one on one, over the years. The the apostle Paul instructed Timothy in this pattern as well in 2 Timothy 2:2, saying “what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.”

We’ve written a plan for disciple making!

February 17, 2017 | Christian maturity, coaching, discipleship, life on life discipleship, make disciples, mentoring, spiritual growth

“And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach.” – Mark 3:14 “Amazing as it may seem, all Jesus did to teach these men His way was to draw them close to Himself. He was His own school and curriculum.” –… Read more »

Be a Disciple Maker

February 12, 2017 | Matthew 28:18-20 | disciple making, discipleship

Disciple making begins with being a witness for Christ, sharing the gospel and inviting others to attend church with you. But why don’t more Christians witness? Recent statistics state that “86% of people who visit were invited by a friend or relative.” Yet, “only 2% of church people have invited an unchurched person to church with them.” What kind of a disciple are you? Do you want to be a disciple who makes disciples?

In the gospel of Matthew, Jesus commissioned his disciples to be disciple-makers. We call this the Great Commission. Christ made being a disciple and making-disciples inseparable. If you want to be a disciple of Jesus, you will be a disciple-maker. In Christ’s Great Commission, he taught them how to make disciples. We can obey Christ’s call to be disciples who make disciples. 

[Note: Pastor Gary was visiting the Rocky Mount campus, Eastgate Community Church, this Sunday. This campus did not have the ability to record video of his message, so only audio is available for this sermon]

As you go, make disciples

February 10, 2017 | disciple making, discipleship, great commission, missions, witnessing

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Jesus, Matthew 28:18-20 ESV “Many people… Read more »

Be a Disciple

February 5, 2017 | Matthew 16:24 | discipleship

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In the book of Matthew, Jesus described what it meant to answer the call to come after Him and be one of His disciples. We can answer the call to be a disciple of Jesus.

Life on life discipleship

February 3, 2017 | coaching, disciple, discipleship, maturity, mentor, mentoring, training

“Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” – Apostle Paul, 1 Corinthians 11:1 “Only a disciple can make a disciple.” – A. W. Tozer When I was a freshman in college, a staff member with Campus Crusade for Christ named Tom, challenged me to start meeting  with him for discipleship. He said he wanted to work with… Read more »

An equipping and sending church culture

January 6, 2017 | church growth, devin gallagher, discipleship, equipping, missional, sending

“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12 NKJV). “Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am… Read more »

Worship and Witness is…Reproducible

October 2, 2016 | 2 Timothy 2:1-7 | discipleship

Do you ever wonder what sort of legacy you are leaving? Do you wonder if people will remember you the way you want to be remembered or some other way? Do you think about what it is that you are really passing on to your kids or your friends or coworkers? In the book of 2 Timothy, Paul tells his disciple Timothy that the grace of Christ can be shared to future generations. Paul teaches that the worship and witness of Jesus Christ is reproducible.