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NOTE: This sermon is part 5, 6 , and 7 of a 7 part sermon series. Three sermons outlines are included in this download.
Part 5: The Major of a Disciple
The interests and objectives that fill our lives fall into major and minor categories. The disciple's major is clearly stated-it is "seek ye first the Kingdom…"
I. Monitoring Majors and Minors.
A. Recognizing that majors and minors exist.
B. Identifying these majors and minors.
1. Anxieties identify majors and minors.
a. Anxiety about the future. vv. 4-7
b. Anxiety about friends. v. 8
c. Anxiety about family. v. 13
Part 6: The Marks of a Disciple
John 13:34-35; 15:1-8
Christ expected His disciples to make a lasting impression on their world. Their weapons were to be distinctive and attractive lives. He still has the same expectation.
I. The Mark of Brotherly Love. John 13:34-35
A. Christ's love for His disciples.
1. A model.
a. A model of humility. 13:1
b. A model of patience. John 21:20
c. A model of forgiveness. Galatians 2:20
d. A model of understanding. John 11:5
e. A model of compassion. Mark 10:21
Part 7: The Mandate of a Disciple
All four Gospels record slightly different versions of Christ's instructions to His disciples concerning their responsibilities during His absence. The Acts records their response and Church history fills in the details up to modern times.
I. Concluding Instructions to the Disciples.
A. There's something I want you to know.
1. Concerning authority.
a. It has been given to Me.
b. It is relevant in heaven.
c. It is operative on earth.
2. Concerning security.
a. I am with you.
b. To the end of the age.