Discipleship, that everyone is trained to be like Our Teacher, to be realized as each member experiences progressive transformation in the image of Christ (as the Word says).
My statement of faith: Consider it done
Integrity is the commitment to do what is right regardless of the circumstances.
You cannot straddle integrity. The are on either one side or the other and must be consistently so, there is no hidden agenda, no political games.
To solve problems we can use a model.
Write down these three things:
- The problem as you perceive it
- The impact it has on you
- What you want to accomplish, your desired end state.
- Why do you think the problem exists?
- List potential solutions
Follow up weekly, 10 minute review, clarify priorities and expectations.
Own the statements in BOLD
No matter what – accept responsibility and move forward.
And then some – I give what is expected and then some
Consider it done – I am consistent and dependable
Above all else – I will adhere to my values
From now on – I learn from my mistakes and welcome change
Young people need adults who through actions and attitudes tell them that they matter.
In the Kingdom everybody is a somebody. Personal relationships are the key to nurturing young people into adults who reflect their full potential in Christ.
In adolescence, young ones are in desperate need of adults to encourage them as they develop emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Jesus is the Master Teacher, as His followers we are a “fellowship of His students”.
Mutual servanthood-in this we love one another, look out for the best interest of each other, confront one another and encourage one another. As we submit to one another we assist each other in becoming more like Christ.
We are called to shape a community with the goal of Mentoring steps can only play out and are best accomplished within the boundaries of community. This gives a group example of lives that live out positive examples and values.
Mentors “live out” within a community and provide also a collective example of what it means to be a Christlike adult. We are called to shape a community marked by growing commitment of every member to Christ and to others.
The community of people calling themselves Christians needs to self examine themselves before the Word of God preferably with an accountability partner, a sibling in the faith farther along. We are told to test and see if we are in the faith. 2 Cor. 13:5
The Remnant, the church which makes up the Bride of Christ needs to awaken.
To realize and take seriously it’s responsibility to minister faith to young people and new believers within itself. Members need to provide without judgement or offense; love, support and encouragement.
People need and kids especially need:
Someone to talk to
Someone to say, you matter to me
Someone to challenge them to do their best
Someone who takes them seriously
Someone who doesn’t judge them
Someone who respects them
Someone who accepts them
Someone who understands them
Someone to laugh with them
Someone to be serious with them
Someone who cares
Someone who prays
Reinforcements and review
Psalm 68:5 Defender
Proverbs 11:30 He who wins souls is wise
Isaiah 1:17 Do right-seek justice, encourage, defend, plead
Matthew 25: 34-40 Least of these we did to Him
Matthew 28:19-20 Baptize and teach to obey
Luke 1:37 With God nothing is impossible
Luke 11:9 Ask, Seek, Knock
Romans 1:16 not ashamed of the Gospel
Romans 5:8 While sinners Christ died for us
2 Corinthians 10:4 We demolish with divine power
2 Timothy 1:7 Spirit of power and love and self discipline
Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust and He won’t forget
Revelation 20:11-15 Judgement comes
Identity in Christ begins at the Cross. We come to a place where we can no longer bear the weight of our actions and deeds. We ask God to forgive us in knowledge of Jesus as Lord and Savior . We must ask for help and turn from our bondage to flesh. In the light of the study of God’s Word, I realize it is a choice to seek Him.
I came to know the Lord by studying His Way with “His ones” (disciples). His parables, His Words, His command of the moment. He froze life on each lesson and dug to the deepest chasm of the broken heart. He rules with gentleness and justice. Everything is neutralized to be in line with our Creator. Through Christ Jesus, I AM becomes the unthinkable, unfathomable, my mind does not go that far to fully comprehend or understand God, Elohim, The master of the Universe. He is Creator, Abba, the Parent of all Parents, the Infinite, the Absolute, Perfect, Most High and Holy God. I rest me in the thought that He knows my name. He formed me in the secret place, in the depths you ordained my days, numbered my hairs. To think of the attentiveness of all of that and He offers it all to all, whosoever in endless supply.
Oh how great this love that He so freely will broadcast in our hearts if we allow Him to. We owe it to one another to obey love. He keeps a record of us and we should fear that.