Come and follow me is the call all believers hear from Jesus as we put our faith in Him, but what does it mean to be a disciple? How do we follow him closely and how does God expect me to be discipled? To help with this process of discipleship we have launched an app called LRC Grow. In this message we’ll explore the need to be devoted disciples of Jesus and how this new tool can help us to do that.
We review episodes 1 & 2 of Things That Make You Go Mmmm where we looked at Rewards & Riches and Insightful Imagery, and then look at a group and an individual who are Named & Shamed by Jesus Himself! As we look at these themes in the letters to the churches we can learn about what God wants for us and how we can live fully for Him.
One of the things we can expect to receive when we take the bread and the wine at the Lord’s table is healing. In this message Nick shares his own testimony of seeing healing power as he regularly took the bread and wine. Although his life group, friends, family and the elders of the church prayed, it was when Nick regularly took bread and wine that he started to see his breakthrough. Why? Here’s 10 declarations that Nick confessed at the time, and shared with us:
I was a sinner and have been redeemed by Jesus blood that was shed as he died for me on the cross. (Romans 3:23)
I have been bought with a price. I am not my own. (1 Peter 1:18-20)
I am looking to His return. Jesus will come back victorious. (1 Corinthians 11:26)
I am not fighting against flesh and blood. (Ephesians 6:12)
I am raising a banner
I am under Gods authority. (Matthew 28:18)
I am a child of the Heavenly Father, the almighty God. (John 1:12)
I had no part in my redemption, it is the work of Jesus. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
I am loved beyond measure. (John 3:16)
I am worshiping when I take the bread and wine.