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Five Essential Characteristics of a Disciple – The Gospel of Luke Series (Luke 24:35-53)

Five essential characteristics of a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ…

1.  They are at peace with God (v. 36).

·  The Living, resurrected, Jesus Christ is real person – not a ghost (v. 37; John 14:19-20; Galatians 2:20).

·  The death and resurrection of Jesus makes real peace with God possible (Romans 4:25-5:2; Ephesians 2:14; John 11:25).

·  Are you at peace with God?

2.  They are life-long students of the Scriptures (vv. 44-46).

·  Ask God to open your mind to understand the Scriptures (v. 45).

·  Everything in the Scriptures say must be fulfilled (v. 44; 2 Timothy 3:16).

·  To not be committed to the Scriptures will result in chronic heart issues: foolishness and dullness (v. 25; Matthew 4:4).

·  Are you a life-long student of God’s Word?

3.  They are committed to the mission of Jesus (vs. 47 and 48).

·  In light of the resurrection of Jesus, give yourself fully to the work of the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:54-58; Acts 4:12).

·  This Good News must be proclaimed/heralded/published to the ends of the earth (Matthew 28:18-20; Genesis 12:3; Psalm 2:7-8; Malachi 1:11).

·  Are you fully committed to the mission of Jesus?

4.  They are clothed with God’s power for the mission (v. 49; Revelation 7:10).

·  Clothing = the power of the Holy Spirit; something that you must be sure that you have put on intentionally (Colossians 3:10)

·  If you have no intention or interest in telling the world about Jesus, or of making disciples of Jesus, you will not need the Holy Spirit’s power (Acts 1:8).

·  To be “clothed with power from on high” is absolutely essential because we will be operating in the enemy’s territory (Luke 10:3; Ephesians 6:11).

·  Are you intentionally putting on Christ?

5.  They are life-long worshipers of Jesus (vs. 52-53; John 4:23-24).

·  Are you a devoted worshiper of Jesus?

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Apr 15, 2018 Five Essential Characteristics of a Disciple – The Gospel of Luke Series (Luke 24:35-53) Listen Download