Preaching/Teaching Notes

Imagine…living a Spirit-Empowered faith

A 12-part preaching/teaching series introducing 40 discipleship outcomes.

Our discipleship is primarily and ultimately about a person—the God-man, Jesus! One of the significant descriptions of the first-century disciples was that they could be found “ministering to the Lord” (Acts 13:2 NASB).

Consider also the extravagant love ministered by the grateful sinner in the home of Simon the Pharisee. Having washed the Master’s feet with her hair in tears and perfume, the Savior received her love and responded, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace…her sins, which are many have been forgiven, for she loved much” (Luke 7:36–50).

As we make ministering to the Lord a priority in our own life, we will experience a much-needed restoration of “loving the Lord.” Both our personal lives and our ministries will see significant change as we prioritize the One who gave, served, and ministered grace. Imagine the wonder of both personally and corporately loving Jesus and yielding our hearts as we serve the One who loves us so! Key elements in such a “ministry to Jesus” are illustrated by the one returning leper of Luke’s gospel, by Mary (the friend of Jesus who listened at His feet), and by the man born blind in the gospel of John. Join us now as we learn from these New Testament examples…

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