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Aug 13, 2012

What A Disciple Looks Like, pt. 3 

When I surrender my life to Christ . . .

 1.  The Spirit resides in me.

2.      My heart is changed.

3.      My life is changed.

·         Character

·         Attitude

·         Actions

4.      My perspective is changed. (Colossians 3:1-4)

·         What I desire and seek after is different.

o   The rule and reign of Christ become my priorities. (Matthew 6:33)

o   The desires of Christ become the desires of my heart. (John 15:7)


Truth Statement: 

The more deeply I abide in Christ, the more Christ-like my perspective becomes.

  ·         Abide in Christ by remaining in His Word.

o    Gives nourishment.  (Psalm 1:1-3)

§  Read His Word



·         Abide in Christ by cultivating relationships.

o   My relationship with Christ.

§  Adoration:  worshiping God for who He is; acknowledging His character in reverence.

§  Confession:  acknowledging my sin before a Holy God and my need to turn from sin.

§  Thanksgiving:  expressing gratitude to God for His blessings.

§  Supplication:  asking God to meet my needs


o   With other Believers.

§  Discipleship (1 on 1)

§   Small Groups


o   Abide in Christ by seeing the world as He sees it.


5.      The World is changed.

·         My response is to go and make disciples. (Matthew 28:19-20)