Monday, August 14, 2017

Fellowship and Discipleship

Pastor Allan was preaching as I took notes and present his digested sermon. 


Reach for Hope.  Turmoil will come but God will carry you though it. 

There was famine in the land, but God told Elijah to go to a brook and pray.

1 Kings 17:6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.

When the brook dried up, God sent Elijah to fellowship with a widow woman and her son.

In the New Testament, the healthy church worshipped and also fellowshipped together.

Acts 2:46  Day after day they met in the temple [area] continuing with one mind, and breaking bread in various private homes. They were eating their meals together with joy and generous hearts,

Make it a point to fellowship outside the church.  Invite someone over for a meal.  Get to know one another and pray one for another.

The people in Acts wanted to be like Jesus; with an intense desire to be like Christ.  Love and compassion was upper most in their hearts.

Acts 2:47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

I realize not all of us are walking where God sees them in His plan, but God is revealing deeper truth, showing how to walk circumspective before God and with one another.  It is important to rise up to our potential in Christ.

It is essential to reach higher and deeper in Christ.  It is not about control or being bound by rules, but learning to be led by the Holy Spirit and to hear the voice of God.

Some people struggle here, others struggle over there;  We can’t judge, but also we can’t have a double standard in our walk with God.  Each of us is responsible for ourselves.

It is not our job to correct others.  Let the Word, and the Holy Spirit do that.

Keep it simple: 

1.     Develop a relationship with Jesus.
2.     Make time to read God’s Word and pray.
3.     Be filled and led by the Holy Spirit. 

Do you want to be better, than come to our classes and learn how.  Be teachable and willing to change as God reveals truth to you.  It is good to be accountable to other brothers and sisters in the Lord.

We are seeing great things, as people find their way to the cross to receive Jesus.

Then on the other side of the cross we are discovering Resurrection Life and walking in the Holy Spirit.

We are to be examples to the next generation, not just to children.  God is requiring us to become disciples and learn from Him. 

We need more love, more fruit of the Holy Spirit, and to be able to share outside the church.

It is good to have a Bible Study with discussion, but be built up to go out and share with others. 

1 comment:

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing your insights. I like the steps for keeping it simple. Our pastor used to say K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Saint!