19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
Matthew 4:19 ESV
I. Need for Discipleship
A. The reason that a Christian needs discipleship is cause without discipleship the only thing we strive for is ourselves
B. We will discover that we are happiest when we care least about how unique we are, or what sort of personality we have, and care more for how unique Christ and His glory.
II. 3 Demands of Christ
A. Hardship: Jesus knew that following him would be no stroll in the park and that such a casual and cheerful consideration would survive.
B. Urgency: If you are really on the road with Jesus, life is filled with intense urgency.
C. Focus: “No Reserve No retreat No regrets.” This is the kind of attitude Christ was calling for.
III. Next Steps
A. Journey groups are about community and friendship
B. Growth groups are about discipleship and accountability