When you decide to make Jesus your Savior, repent and wash your sins away through the power of the cross, you must also willingly put yourself under Jesus’ lordship.
“Lord” is used six times in this passage. There is an obvious emphasis on this concept.
Jesus was known as “Lord” in the Bible. “Lord” means ruler or master. Making Jesus “Lord” means that you are choosing to have him be in control, not you anymore.
“Lord” and “Savior” are eternally connected in the mind of God. Jesus is either Lord of all or not at all. You must make Jesus Lord in all areas of your life.
1. Are you ready to put your love life into God’s guiding hands?
2. How does your husband/wife feel about your recent studies and changes?
3. What costs do you need to count within your marriage?
4. Be a godly wife.
5. Single disciples should only date and marry disciples. Where will you find a disciple to date?
Be a godly parent. Provide biblical discipline. Teach your kids about God. Bring them to church. Be an example for them of putting God first. They will learn from you how to prioritize God and the body of Christ.
Colossians 3:17-24. Have integrity at work. Work as though you are working for the Lord.
1. Are you ready, willing and happy to contribute toward the work and needs of the church? Giving should be sacrificial (2 Corinthians 9:7-8) and demonstrate your faith.
2. Support the work of the church. (Matthew 10:10, 1 Corinthians 9:14, Philippians 4:14-19)
3. Give to the Poor.
1. Matthew 28:18-20 talks about teaching new disciples to obey. Learning is ongoing. Get together for follow up studies, confess sin, share about your quiet times, ask questions and share your faith together.
2. Are you committed to being open with your life and keeping people involved in all areas of your life?
3. Discipleship includes having an accountability partner. How do you feel about …
1. Jesus is Lord of your time.
2. Be committed to the meetings of the body. (Hebrews 10:25)
3. Prioritize having daily quiet times (reading the Bible and praying) with God. How are your QTs going?
4. Your commitment to you Family Group will also help you build relationships and provide a place to bring visitors for Bible study.
1. Your mission as a disciple is to seek and save the lost. Jesus’ mission is our mission.
2. Are you committed to evangelism – daily reaching out sharing your faith with others? Hospitality is also a tool for sharing your faith.