Sunday, November 27, 2011

Discipleship - Yup, that's what we do.

Luke 5:1-10 
Our part is to FISH. It is God who will bring the CATCH 
Our part is to make disciples. It is God who will change their lives 
Our part is to train leaders. It is God who will bring them to maturity 

We just had our most recent discipleship meeting for the Victory Group Leaders last Friday night. I was thinking long and hard for weeks in advance about what God wanted to tell us regarding the subject. After much prayer and seeking I finally had a feeling of certainty to share from Luke 5:1-10.

I felt bad about the frustrating result of Simon and Andrew’s effort to catch fish all night in verse 1-5. But I was so amazed at how HUGE the catch was when Jesus entered their situation. He gave instructions, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” and then everything changed. What a turnaround! What can we learn about discipleship from this? 

1. Let us do it WITH Him, not just FOR Him 
2. Let us follow HIS instruction, not just a METHOD 
3. Let discipleship AUGMENT and not COMPETE with your relationships & career 

Can’t see the connection? You will. 
Go read Luke 5:1-10

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