Equip

Equip

EQUIP to Grow

(Part 6 of a 6-message series on THRIVE Values)
(John 1:29, 35-42; Matthew 4:18-22; Various others)
Sunday, October 15, 2017
THRIVE Value #6:
“Equip others to GROW and walk VICTORiously and FRUITfully in their relationships with Jesus.”

1.Disciples are STUDENTS who study, apply, and devote themselves in order to grow.

2. Salvation is BIRTH into VICTORY. That’s where it all begins.

(John 6:8, 12:20; 3:3; 1 Corinthians 15:55-57; Romans 8:35-39)

3.Once I have entered into salvation, Jesus invites me to FOLLOW Him. (For real.)

4. Realize the difference between ‘Jesus is SAVIOR’ and ‘Jesus is LORD.’

(Matthew 4:19, 11:29; Mark 1:15; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; Colossians 1:13-14; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Mark 8:34-35; Luke 9:23-24, 57-62, 14:25-33; Matthew 10:37,38; Galatians 5:16-17)

5.“Equip” is to supply with the NECESSARY items for a specific purpose.

6. I am equipped when my heart is a captive AUDIENCE for His Word.

(Matthew 5-7; 2 Timothy 3:16; John 17:17; John 14:26; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Romans 15:14; Colossians 3:16)

7. We are equipped with an example to IMITATE.

(1 John 2:6; Ephesians 5:1-2; 1 Corinthians 11:1)

8. We are to equip others: we are called to REPLICATE!

(John 13:14, 34; Matthew 4:19; Philippians 2:5; 1 Peter 2:21; 1 John 2:3-6; Luke 6:40; Matthew 28:19-20; 2 Timothy 2:2; Hebrews 3:12-13, 10:24-25; Galatians 5:22-26)

Recommended Resources:

  • Disciplines of a Godly Man (by R. Kent Hughes)
  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (by Donald Whitney)
  • Biblical Principles for a Strong Foundation (http://www.parentingministry.org/free-downloads/)
  • Disciplines of the Beautiful Woman (by Anne Ortlund and Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth)