Good Shepherd Community Church
Fanning the Flame - Receive Grace to Die | 2 Timothy 2:1-7
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  • Good Shepherd Community Church
    28986 SE Haley Rd, Boring, OR 97009, USA
    Saturday 5:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
Be strengthened by the grace of Christ.
1. Be strong in grace as you disciple others with focus.
“This is especially the case when hardship or opposition arise because of the word. The Apostle Paul could press through all the challenges, trials, and opposition on account of the word because he remained single-minded in his commitment to the mission of God.”
ARE YOU DEVOTED OR DISTRACTED?
2. Be strong in grace as you disciple others with faithfulness.
3. Be strong in grace as you disciple others with fervency.
Big idea:
Be strong in grace as you disciple others with focus, faithfulness, and fervency.
YOU WERE MADE STRONG IN THE GRACE OF CHRIST— TO DISCIPLE OTHERS WITH FOCUS, FAITHFULNESS, AND FERVENCY.
Next Steps Takeaways:
With God:
Seek the Lord in prayer and through the people that are closest to you to discover areas of your life where you are not depending on God’s grace. What is a promise in Scripture that you can memorize and trust?
Next Steps Takeaways:
With Others:
With a friend or family member, look at the following list to see practical ways you can immediately begin discipling others. Share with one another which ones you will begin for accountability.
IN PRACTICE, HOW CAN I DISCIPLE OTHER CHRISTIANS?
(Material written by Pastor Jonathan Leeman)
1. Join a church.
2. Arrive early at church gatherings and stay late.
3. Practice hospitality with members of your church.
4. Ask God for strategic friendships.
5. If possible, include a line-item in your family budget for weekly time with fellow Christians. Discuss this matter with your spouse. If possible, provide such a budget line for your spouse as well.
6. Schedule regular breakfasts, lunches, or some other culturally-acceptable social engagement with teachable individuals (of the same sex). Depending on the person, you may decide to meet once, indefinitely, or for a set number of times (say, five). If you and the individual share a pastime, look for ways to share that pastime together.
7. Ask them about themselves. Ask them about their parents, spouse, children, testimony, job, walk with Christ, and so on. In asking questions, however, do so in a manner that’s appropriate for your cultural context (don’t scare them!).
8. Share about yourself.
9. Look for ways to have spiritual conversations. Maybe decide to read the Bible or some other Christian literature together.
10. Consider their physical or material needs. Would they benefit from your help?
11. Pray with them.
12. Depending on your home situation, invite the person to drop by your house or spend time with your family. Let them watch you live life.
13. Look for ways to pray for the person throughout the week by yourself and/or with your spouse.
Next Steps Takeaways:
On Mission:
Each morning, pray for opportunities to live on mission in your neighborhood, workplace and/or school by praying for and actively seeking opportunities to be the hands, feet and voice of Jesus.