Doing What Disciples Do part 2
While we are still at home check out the second part of our series on Doing What Disciples Do took place during our Sunday meetings. You can find part 1 here.
This talk is about our authority as disciples of Jesus. This commission for mission started a long way back and so we need to know with confidence the authority we have been given to do what he has told us to do.
As Christians, we are called to make a difference – to be the influencers rather than influenced. To change the flavour of things with salt, to be light that obliterates the darkness. To be victors not victims. To bring solutions not problems…to take his kingdom with us everywhere.
What does authority look like and how do you know you’ve got it? Find out in Rob’s talk.
Peter took up the baton to talk to us about accepting the commission to be the disciple we are called to be. He started in Exodus 3: 1-11 where God called Moses to a mission to the Israelites.
The talk tackles Moses’ questions and objections which are common to all:
Who am I?
Who are you?
What if …?
I can’t …!
Please send someone else!
How do these objections apply to us and what does God say about them? Here is the challenge: Is it time to come to the end of our questions and accept the commission to be the disciple God has called us to be?
Listen to the talk in full.
Rob started his talk by summing up the series so far: we are to go everywhere preaching the gospel, healing the sick and setting others free. To give away what we have got. To, go in – what me? Yes you! (which is where we got to last time).
As disciples of Jesus we are permanently sent by Jesus himself with ‘authority and power’ (Luke 9:1) to do these things and we need both if we are going to do all that Jesus has told us to do making disciples of all nations.
If authority is about identity, power is about the Holy Spirit. We need a baptism of the Spirit and of power.
There’s no doubt about it, the world is crying out for disciples who know how be powerful. There is such a hunger for authentic demonstrations of power. Find out more about the power God has given his disciples by listening to the podcast.
This talk is about being filled with the Holy Spirit, being willing and open, and being prepared to act.
The gift of the Holy Spirit is the first of even more gifts that are available to us. There are at least 22 mentioned in the Bible. If you want to find out more about the gifts you have been given you can take this online Spiritual gifts test.
These gifts are given to us to help us in building up the church and our mission in extending God’s kingdom everywhere. They are everyday spiritual gifts to use wherever we go. Listen to Rob’s talk in full.