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START – Week 7 – “One Step Closer to Following Jesus”

This week we wrap up our series called START. Listen in as Pastor Scott discusses ways we can get one step closer in following Jesus.

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Show Notes:

Matthew 4:18-22 – One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. 19Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” 20And they left their nets at once and followed him. 21A little farther up the shore he saw two other brothers, James and John, sitting in a boat with their father, Zebedee, repairing their nets. And he called them to come, too. 22They immediately followed him, leaving the boat and their father behind.

Luke 9:23-26 – Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. 24If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.25And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed? 26If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels. “

Accepting Jesus comes with a _________________________ commitment to helping other people find and follow Jesus.” – Jimmy Carroll

FOLLOW ME?

1. Total __________________________ for the glory of Christ.

2. Total __________________________ on the person of Christ.

3. Total __________________________ to the mission of Christ.

• Biblical disciples _______________ people.

• John 13:34-35 – So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. 35Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

• Biblical disciples make _____________________.

• John 1:45-46 – Philip went to look for Nathanael and told him, “We have found the very person Moses and the prophets wrote about! His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph from Nazareth.” …”Come and see for yourself.”