FOUR STEPS FOR HELPING PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS
Saturday at 6pm | Sunday 9&11am
As we move into Summer we want to talk through a few practical steps of helping others follow Jesus in a four-week series entitled, “As You Go.”
Through the series, we will look at the life of the Apostle Paul and learn from the things he said and did as he helped others follow Jesus.
May 20 & 21
As he fell to the ground, he heard a voice: “Saul, Saul, why are you out to get me?”
He said, “Who are you, Master?”
You have to be a disciple before you can make disciples and you have to know Jesus before you can help others come to know him.
EXTRAS: Know Jesus Personally
“It’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know.”
-Pastor Josh Zoerhof | Watch last weekend’s teaching
Over the next few weeks, let’s read the Gospel of Mark together!
Studying Scripture can feel like a daunting task. Not all of us have studied Greek or Hebrew. Few of us have Bible college or seminary degrees. This is where a tool for understanding Scripture can become tremendously helpful. There are many methods that you can use to understand and apply Scripture, but here’s a tool we use and teach:
- Pray: Ask God to bless your time in His Word by coming near and using this time to develop your relationship with Him. (Psalm 86:12a “Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness.”)
- Read: Read the text (Mark this month) through twice. First to orient yourself to the text, then to begin the work of understanding it. Look at surrounding verses, look for patterns and identify key themes.
- Listen: Confident in God’s work to teach you through His Word, review your observations and prayerfully ask God what He is teaching you or asking of you.
- Do: Specifically determine how you’ll demonstrate and/or declare what you’ve learned. Share with your family, a friend or your Life Group what you’re aiming to do in response to what you’ve learned.
- Review: Ask yourself – or maybe allow someone you trust to ask: “Did you do what you set out to do?” If so, “How’d it go?” If not, “Why not?”
May 27 & 28
And every day he went out on the streets and talked with anyone who happened along. He got to know some of the Epicurean and Stoic intellectuals pretty well through these conversations
Fearless Followers and disciple-makers have a lot to learn from Paul’s approach in sharing the Good News of Jesus. Paul takes his time to get to know the people he is sharing the gospel message with and considers their culture in his delivery of the message.
June 3 & 4
“So keep at your work, this faith and love rooted in Christ, exactly as I set it out for you. It’s as sound as the day you first heard it from me.”
Acts 16.1–5; 2 Timothy 1.1–13
Throughout his ministry, Paul continues to encourage and develop Timothy. Their relationship is so strong at the end that Paul considers Timothy to be his son. We must work in similar fashion to Paul, taking seriously the responsibility of showing others how they can make disciples as they go.
JUNE 10 & 11
“The things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”
-2 Timothy 2:1–2; 2 Timothy 4:1–8
Paul’s final words to Timothy about making disciples show us an important part of disciple-making; true disciple-making reaches far beyond the first generation. Paul only considers his work finished after he knows that Timothy will carry out the work of sharing the good news of Jesus with those who will do likewise.