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walking with Jesus in a life of radical discipleship

Jesus could not have picked a more diverse group of people to accomplish His divine purpose.

By human standards, Jesus' disciples had very little in common with one another— unpredictable and uneducated fishermen, a despised tax-collector, a skeptic/pessimist, two “Sons of Thunder” with explosive tempers, and a covetous betrayer. Still these people were the sort of people God has always desired—the humble. Despite their faults, Jesus' followers were teachable. He wanted people who could understand the struggles of the broken-hearted, the poor, and the afflicted.

Just like Jesus’ followers, God chooses each of us for a special purpose. It doesn’t matter how hopeless our lives may seem—uneducated, rejected, betrayed. God longs to transform our hearts, fill us with His power and use us for His Kingdom.

In this series we’re going to explore how Jesus called, equipped and sent his disciples out to change the world. What discipleship looks like now, and how Jesus calls each of us to be disciples – to go and make disciples.

 

Content

Below you can find out what topics will be covered and catch up on talks you may have missed.

Introduction to discipleship

Introduction to discipleship

What does it mean to be a disciple and how does discipleship happen? Find out how closeness to Jesus, closeness to others and closeness to the lost draws us into a life radical discipleship.

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From fish to men

From fish to men

Jesus calls all of us to 'Come, follow me'. We are, unqualified, but He gives us a new identity, a new mission and a new purpose. We don't need to be up to the job – just willing to follow Him.

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From fear to faith

From fear to faith

Jesus taught disciples to trust and take courage in Him. He knew the storms they would face during and after his death and the courage they would need to go and make disciples. Find out how this same call applies to us today.

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From despair to hope

From despair to hope

At times we’re called to follow Jesus into the dark valleys of life. His promise is that for those who follow Him, he will always be with them, he lights even the darkest of paths. What is hope, what do we hope for, who do we hope in? Explore how hope can make a radical difference in our lives.

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From isolation to community

From isolation to community

In a world that is becoming increasingly isolated we look at what it means to live as one body – part of the community of believers. How does this impact our walk with Jesus, our relationships and our call to go and make disciples.

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From comfort to Kingdom

From comfort to Kingdom

There is a cost to discipleship and following Jesus. What does it mean to deny ourselves and to take up our cross daily? To love others as we love ourselves and seek first His Kingdom. We will explore what the real cost of discipleship looks like in the UK, but also what this looks like for believers in other cultures and contexts.

From caution to risk

From caution to risk

Peter went from denying Jesus to boldly proclaiming to crowds that in Christ there is salvation! We will look at Peter's restoration and how Jesus taught and equipped him to take risks for the Kingdom.

From here to the nations

From here to the nations

'Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit!'

We will be joined by Jeremy Simpkins (leader of the Christ Central group of churches we are part of) and hear about this incredible call to reach all Nations with the love of Jesus.

From pride to humility

From pride to humility

The disciples went from debating who of them was the greatest to a group who loved and served the early church with humility and compassion. We will look how Jesus took them on this journey.

From powerless to authority

From powerless to authority

When Jesus sent out the twelve he called them to do things beyond their natural resources. We will look at how all the power and authority comes from Jesus. Power for what? - healing, casting out demons and ultimately power to proclaim Jesus is LORD!

From toil to fruitfulness

From toil to fruitfulness

Jesus doesn’t just care about what we do on Sundays - he made us, calls us and equips for every good work. But what are these good works and how do they impact the world around us? We are called to fruitfulness, not toil but a fruitfulness found in relationship with Jesus.

From empty to filled

From empty to filled

The gates of Heaven are open for us to be filled and to keep on being filled with Holy Spirit. We will look at why Jesus sent us his Holy Spirit and the role Holy Spirit has in our ongoing discipleship.

Extra resources

There are loads of great podcasts and courses to help you as we continue to look at what discipleship is and how we can apply this to our lives. Check out the content below!

Patterns Podcast

Patterns Podcast

Kings Cross Church London has been producing a podcast learning the way of Jesus for the renewal of all things, for the last year or so and is well worth a listen.

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Fight Hustle End Hurry

Fight Hustle End Hurry

Listen in as author and pastor John Mark Comer and author Jefferson Bethke discuss hustle and hurry, the detriment of them to our spiritual lives, and what we can do about it as acts of resistance.

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LECTIO 365

LECTIO 365

LECTIO 365 is a daily devotional resource that helps you pray the Bible every day.

Download here

The Prayer Course

The Prayer Course

We ran this as a Connect Group series over the summer. If you missed out or just want to revisit some of the content check it all out here.

The Prayer Course is an eight week journey through the LORD's prayer, that will help you and your community to grow and deepen your prayer life.

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