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The vision is expressed in the video of what a church should be.
The vision us expressed here by Luke of what the church should be.

Catch The Vision

Published on Nov 06, 2013

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PRESENTATION OUTLINE

CATCH THE VISION

ACTS 2:36-47
The vision is expressed in the video of what a church should be.
The vision us expressed here by Luke of what the church should be.

TO BE

A GROWING, GOING COMMUNITY OF JESUS DISCIPLES
Growing with two meanings
1. Growing into maturity
2. Growing numerically and geographically

Going
1. Starting something new
2. Starting something everywhere

Community
1. More than one
2. Community's

Jesus disciples
Developing people into the image of Christ
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TO BE

A GROWING, GOING COMMUNITY OF JESUS DISCIPLES
Growing with two meanings
1. Growing into maturity
2. Growing numerically and geographically

Going
1. Starting something new
2. Starting something everywhere

Community
1. More than one
2. Community's

Jesus disciples
Developing people into the image of Christ
Photo by VinothChandar

FOCUS

ON DEVELOPING DISCIPLES
The primary goal of the church is
* to make disciples
* not to save souls

Although the word souls is used here, it is not in a Greek understanding

The word has a Hebrew understanding of people.
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A TRUE BELIEVER

A DISCIPLE IS
We are trying to birth disciples
We do not desire miscarriages
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A DISCIPLE

  • Has heard the message
  • Has had his heart "trodden"
  • Has welcomed the message
  • Has repented
  • Has been baptized
Moreover, believing as “believing the right things” does not intrinsically lead to a changed life. It is possible to have strongly-held beliefs, even more or less right beliefs, and still be unchanged: fearful, self-preoccupied and self-concerned, angry, judgmental, mean, even brutal and violent. Christian history and the history of other religions are filled with examples. Believing has little transformative power.
But Christianity is not about “right beliefs.” It is about a change of heart. It is about the transformation of ourselves at that deep level that shapes our vision (how we see), our commitment (our loyalty, allegiance), and our values (how we live).
-Marcus Borg blog 6 nov 2013

GOD'S FORGIVENESS

A DISCIPLE HAS RECEIVED
The old life with its failings, errors and wickedness has been put away.
Robert Deniro "The Mission"

GOD'S SPIRIT

A DISCIPLE HAS RECEIVED
Entered into the new life
Participates in the hew creation
Has the power to live it

FOCUS

On developing Christian community

COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS

EVERY DISCIPLE BELONGS TO A
No disciple in the NT lives alone
We are part of Jesus' body and therefore are not alone

TYPES OF GATHERING

Each type gas it's advantages
Social studies show the importance of 3 types
1. Primary
2. Secondary
3. Tertiary
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THE CROWD

  • Identity
  • Inspiration
  • Instruction
The biggest
The most exciting
The least effective for training
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THE CELL

  • Belonging
  • Acceptance
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Support
The smallest
The most difficult
The most effective for training
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DEMANDS COMMITMENT

EVERY COMMUNITY
The community commits to
* persistence
* perseverance
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PROVIDES THE ESSENTIALS

EVERY COMMUNITY
The church can offer many activities but there are:
* nice to have ones
* must have ones
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THE ESSENTIALS

  • Teaching of the apostles
  • Fellowship
  • Breaking of bread
  • Prayers
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