Acts 16:4-5 “As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in
This passage gives a great picture of obedience and growth. The apostles brought the Word of God to the church and there was growth! The people did not just take notes and praise God; they did not just sing songs of praise and go home; they did not walk away and return to life as usual … no, they obeyed!
· A disciple obeys Jesus - John 14:21 “Whoever has My commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves Me. He who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I too will love him and show Myself to him." (NIV)
· A disciple obeys regardless of the cost - Luke 9:23 “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” (NIV)
· A disciple is willing to be
· A disciple bears fruit - John 15:8 “By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.” (NASB)
Let us eagerly and diligently pursue God in Word, Truth, and Relationship. Allow Jesus’ life in you to grow and multiply, so that the church around you grows. Let nothing in God’s Word be complacent, but alive and active, cutting sharper than the
1 John 2:6 “Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.” (NIV)
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