Real Life Heroes: Educators Part 4

September 25, 2017 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

Real Life Heroes: Educators Part 4

 



Matthew 28:18-20 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 



Following Jesus’ example and command, EVERY Christian is called to TEACH.

 



The intention is to make DISCIPLES whose lives CONFORM to the image of the Master.

 



The point of teaching is TRANSFORMATION.

 



Not to be INFORMED about God, but to be TRANSFORMED by God to be like God (fulfilling your Creation Purpose).

 



Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”

 



By embracing SIN we became LESS than the image of God.

 



Salvation is the RESTORATION back to being who God made us to be; back to the IMAGE of God.

 



Romans 12:1-2 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

 




Ephesians 4:22-24  22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

 




A Christian is a DOER of God’s word and a person CONFORMING their life to the pattern of Jesus.  (Ref. James 1:22-25; Matthew 7:24-29)

 




1John 2:6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.

 




Matthew 7:21-23 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

 




REAL disciples MAKE disciples.

 



Am I a DISCIPLE?  

 

 

 

Am I making DISCIPLES or religious CONVERTS?