The Book of Acts has basically 12 Pillars for the Church.
- Spirit—Chapter 1
- Gospel—Chapter 2
- Courage—Chapters 3 & 4
- Integrity—Chapters 5-7
- Calling—Chapters 8-9
- Humility—Chapters 10-12
- Agility—Chapters 13-14
- Unity—Chapters 15-16
- Discipleship—Chapters 17-18
- Leadership—Chapters 19-21
- Resourcefulness—Chapters 22-26
- Initiative—Chapters 27-28
How did Paul Disciple Others?
6 Factors of Paul’s Discipleship Process
- TEACH THE SCRIPTURE…Feet & Eyes…Ears & Mouth…Hands (Come & See…Go & Do)
- Warn of the Risks of Proclaiming the Gospel.
- Assign your disciple’s ministry tasks.
- Know your culture.
VS. 1—“After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.”
- Why did the Corinthian Church have so many problems? Because of the only thing they did right…THEY WERE INCLUSIVE TO ALL PEOPLE!
VSS. 12-16– 12 But when Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack on Paul and brought him before the tribunal, 13 saying, “This man is persuading people to worship God contrary to the law.” 14 But when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrongdoing or vicious crime, O Jews, I would have reason to accept your complaint. 15 But since it is a matter of questions about words and names and your own law, see to it yourselves. I refuse to be a judge of these things.” 16 And he drove them from the tribunal. 17 And they all seized Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, and beat him in front of the tribunal. But Gallio paid no attention to any of this.”
NEED THE PICTURES OF SENECA AND NERO SIDE BY SIDE IN ONE FRAME…THX!
- STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR DISCIPLES…WRITE TO THEM!
- DELEGATE YOUR AUTHORITY.
Vss. 18-28—”18 After this, Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had cut his hair, for he was under a vow. 19 And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there, but he himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to stay for a longer period, he declined. 21 But on taking leave of them he said, “I will return to you if God wills,” and he set sail from Ephesus.
22 When he had landed at Caesarea, he went up and greeted the church, and then went down to Antioch. 23 After spending some time there, he departed and went from one place to the next through the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples. 24 Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. 27 And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, 28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.”
IMPLICATIONS TO TODAY’S MESSAGE:
- Are you experiencing “burn-out” because you have an ineffective discipleship process or no process at all?
- Do you find yourself tired all the time because you’re doing life in your strength, instead of in the strength of the Holy Spirit?