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Spiritual

Published on February 5, 2009

Author: gjellis

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Sermon based on Matthew 5.1-12

PROOF, NOT PRACTICES Matthew 5:1-12

What is discipleship? Christian discipleship is an intentional process (or lifestyle) by which a believer is increasingly conformed into the image and likeness of Christ over time.

Christian discipleship is an intentional process (or lifestyle) by which a believer is increasingly conformed into the image and likeness of Christ over time.

 

What Did Discipleship Look Like? Gospel Text: Matthew 5:1-12

Gospel Text: Matthew 5:1-12

  1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them. Matthew 5:1-12

He said: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:1-12

4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:1-12

6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Matthew 5:1-12

7 Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:1-12

9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:1-12

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:1-12

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Matthew 5:1-12

12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:1-12

 

The Beatitudes

 

What Does Discipleship Look Like? Serving at loaves & fishes Adult Sunday School Singing in the choir Small Group Personal Bible Study Etc.

Serving at loaves & fishes

Adult Sunday School

Singing in the choir

Small Group

Personal Bible Study

Etc.

What Does Discipleship Look Like? Key is intentionality Christian discipleship is an intentional process (or lifestyle) by which a believer is increasingly conformed into the image and likeness of Christ over time.

Key is intentionality

Christian discipleship is an intentional process (or lifestyle) by which a believer is increasingly conformed into the image and likeness of Christ over time.

 

Spiritual Practices Humility Desire: To become like Jesus in his willingness to choose the hidden way of love rather than the way of power

Humility

Desire:

To become like Jesus in his willingness to choose the hidden way of love rather than the way of power

Spiritual Practices Humility Definition: Humility is not thinking less of yourself it is thinking of yourself less. Humble people let go of image management and self-promotion. They honor others by making the others’ needs as real and important as their own.

Humility

Definition:

Humility is not thinking less of yourself it is thinking of yourself less. Humble people let go of image management and self-promotion. They honor others by making the others’ needs as real and important as their own.

Spiritual Practices Humility Practice Includes: Refraining from image management Deliberately keeping silent about accomplishments and talents

Humility

Practice Includes:

Refraining from image management

Deliberately keeping silent about accomplishments and talents

Spiritual Practices Humility Practice Includes: Refusing the impulse to name-drop Backing away from becoming the center of attention; drawing others out Avoiding favoritism; honoring others as God does Choosing downward mobility so others have more

Humility

Practice Includes:

Refusing the impulse to name-drop

Backing away from becoming the center of attention; drawing others out

Avoiding favoritism; honoring others as God does

Choosing downward mobility so others have more

Spiritual Practices Humility God-Given Fruit Having Jesus increase and you decrease Keeping company with Jesus so your identity rests with him alone Taking your identity from being God’s dearly loved child rather than from possessions

Humility

God-Given Fruit

Having Jesus increase and you decrease

Keeping company with Jesus so your identity rests with him alone

Taking your identity from being God’s dearly loved child rather than from possessions

Spiritual Practices Humility God-Given Fruit Being free from ostentation and pretense Living and authentically grateful life

Humility

God-Given Fruit

Being free from ostentation and pretense

Living and authentically grateful life

 

Spiritual Practices Justice Desire: To love others by seeking their good, protection, gain and fair treatment

Justice

Desire:

To love others by seeking their good, protection, gain and fair treatment

Spiritual Practices Justice Definition: Justice seeks to help others through correcting and redressing wrongs. It treats others fairly and shows no favoritism.

Justice

Definition:

Justice seeks to help others through correcting and redressing wrongs. It treats others fairly and shows no favoritism.

Spiritual Practices Justice Practice Includes: Being responsible to God and others Being a good steward of what you own Supporting just causes with time, action and financial support

Justice

Practice Includes:

Being responsible to God and others

Being a good steward of what you own

Supporting just causes with time, action and financial support

Spiritual Practices Justice Practice Includes: Treating others impartially and fairly Providing for the poor, needy and oppressed through the means available to you

Justice

Practice Includes:

Treating others impartially and fairly

Providing for the poor, needy and oppressed through the means available to you

Spiritual Practices Justice Practice Includes: Volunteering for prison ministry, food-bank work and ministries that serve needs in the local community Refusing to buy products of companies that take advantage of the poor

Justice

Practice Includes:

Volunteering for prison ministry, food-bank work and ministries that serve needs in the local community

Refusing to buy products of companies that take advantage of the poor

Spiritual Practices Justice God-Given Fruit Keeping company with Jesus, living out his concern for the poor and oppressed Living sacrificially in order to bring justice and freedom to others Having concern and praying for the oppressed Being other-centered rather than self-centered

Justice

God-Given Fruit

Keeping company with Jesus, living out his concern for the poor and oppressed

Living sacrificially in order to bring justice and freedom to others

Having concern and praying for the oppressed

Being other-centered rather than self-centered

 

The Nautilus Shell The nautilus is a symbol of beauty and proportional perfection. An essence of energy and unfolding. The nautilus has long been recognized as the epitome of perfect proportion. Different stages of life (the chambers) spiraling to their center.

The nautilus is a symbol of beauty and proportional perfection. An essence of energy and unfolding.

The nautilus has long been recognized as the epitome of perfect proportion.

Different stages of life (the chambers) spiraling to their center.

The Nautilus Shell A symbol of life, internal harmony and perfect proportion. The nautilus grows into increasingly larger chambers throughout its life cycle symbolizing protection, expansion and renewal. Its structure embraces the concept of balance and continual growth.

A symbol of life, internal harmony and perfect proportion.

The nautilus grows into increasingly larger chambers throughout its life cycle symbolizing protection, expansion and renewal. Its structure embraces the concept of balance and continual growth.

 

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