Sermon and Bible Study Database
Author: Scott Foutz
Text: Luke 6:40 Title: Christ, Our Teacher Proposition: We are to Actively Follow Christ in both Learning and Teaching (i.e., Disciplemaking). Intro: Back to normal routine... Called to be disciples... How discipleship fits into daily life. I. A Student is not above his/her Teacher A. Improper attitudes for a Disciple 1. Being Overly Ambitious (Jumping ahead of Christ) - consequence: Willing but Unable to lead another. 2. Being Overly Cautious (Standing far in the background) - consequence: Unwilling and Unable to lead another. B. A Disciple must Follow and Learn from the Teacher 1. Relationship with the Teacher is Central 2. Teacher is Source of Learning and Development II. A Student, Fully Trained, Becomes Like his/her Teacher A. How are we Fully Trained/made complete? - Stats: 100% (Xtian pop.) > 7% (trained) > 2% (led another to the Lord) - Disciples are Made, Not Born. 1. We Must Recognize Who Our Teacher Is. - the world's teachers = Television (stats: 8hr/day work; 7hr/day sleep; 5hr/day TV) - Christ Our Teacher = True Source of Life and Wisdom 2. We Must Strive to Learn from Christ - "Learner" is the central definition of Disciple - Our Purpose, Goal and Measure is determined by our Learning. B. What are we to Learn? 1. We Learn the Gospel (Content of the Lesson) - Tenets of the Faith - Discernment of Christ's ministries 2. We Learn How to Make Disciples (Work of the Teacher) - Disciples who are like the Teacher means TEACHING - Is this important? YES! Great Commission! *(stats: ca. 90% believe through friend or family member) *More disciples means more converts/disciples... etc. Conclusion: 1. We are called to Actively Follow Christ 2. Our Training implies both Learning and Teaching (Disciple Making).