The Other 99 - Equipping The Church for Community, Discipleship, and Mission
About This Show
Across all denominations, pastors make up only 1% of Christians in America, yet they are expected to do the bulk of the work of the church. Every other week, David, Bethany, and Guy will have a conversation that aims to equip the other 99% - normal church folk - to do the work of the church.
Welcome to The Other 99, a podcast to equip the church for community, discipleship, and mission.
Most Recent Episode
007 - Discipleship: Being with Jesus, Becoming Like Jesus, and Doing What He Did
5 days ago
We continue our series on the key terms in our tagline (Community, Discipleship, and Mission) with this episode on Discipleship. Here’s what we talk about: Icebreaker: Two Truths and a Lie; Different layers of community within the church; You need a Paul, Barnabas, and a Timothy in your life; There can be some overlap between Paul/Barnabas or Barnabas/Timothy; What ‘disciple’ means and doesn’t mean; TWO MINUTE CHALLENGE: David explains the history of discipleship; Check out “Dust” by Rob Bell for more explanation of the history of discipleship; Check out “Practicing the Way” sermon series by John Mark Comer; Jesus’ discipleship isn’t based on merit or earning his favor; 3 goals of discipleship: 1) Be with Jesus, 2) Become like Jesus, 3) Do what Jesus did; Being with Jesus means abiding in Jesus; Abiding in Jesus means practicing the spiritual disciplines like prayer and Bible reading; Abiding in Jesus means reorienting our consciousness to rest in the constant presence of God around you; Becoming like Jesus means cutting down on outward sins and practicing good works; Becoming like Jesus means having the mind of Christ not just the actions of Christ; Becoming like Jesus involves a change at the heart level; We become like Jesus through abiding; We become like Jesus in community; We become like Jesus through counseling; Establish a baseline in your discipleship by doing an inventory using a passage like: Galatians 5:22-23 1 Corinthians 13 2 Peter 1:5-8 Philippians 2:1-13 Romans 12 Doing what Jesus did means doing the following: preaching the Gospel, teaching the way, healing the sick, casting out demons, eating and drinking with people far from God, doing justice, peacemaking, praying, prophesying, standing up against religious and political corruption; We can’t do what Jesus did on our own; All 3 of these goals are important///don’t emphasize one at the expense of the others; Discipleship is an ongoing process RECOMMENDATION STATION Guy --- John Mark Comer @ Bridgetown Church “Practicing the Way” Sermon Series (http://bridgetown.church/teaching/) Bethan