Discipleship: What it means to follow Jesus

Who is Jesus and what does it mean to be his disciple? It seems like a simple question with a simple answer! In this 6-week series, we will be looking at a section in the middle of the Gospel of Luke, at the key turning point where Jesus’ identity is made crystal clear – he is the Christ of God. What does it mean for Jesus to be the Christ? And what, therefore does it mean to be a disciple of Christ, a ‘Christian’?

EPISODE 1

Disciples of Jesus Christ

  • Pastor Benjamin Ho
  • 11 October 2020
  • Luke 9:18-26

In our first sermon of this series, we’ll get to the heart of Jesus’ identity, and in light of that, the fundamental meaning of what it means to be Christian, a disciple of Jesus. Jesus is the Christ who is king and sufferer and so to follow him is to deny self and take up the cross.

EPISODE 2

Encouragement for Disciples

  • Pastor Benjamin Ho
  • 18 October 2020
  • Luke 9:27-43a

The call to follow Christ Jesus can seem to be difficult and daunting. He graciously provides experiences of his glory and majesty to encourage and enable ongoing faith and obedience. In the word of God and in the experience of the Spirit’s ongoing work of grace, we experience the glory and majesty of Christ Jesus.

EPISODE 3

The Cost of Discipleship

  • Pastor Benjamin Ho
  • 25 October 2020
  • Luke 9:43b-62

Who is Jesus and what does it mean to follow him? In this confronting passage, the cost of following Jesus is shown to us. Following Jesus will cost us our personal pride and will completely change our personal priorities. This poses a great challenge for us: knowing these costs, will we follow Jesus?

EPISODE 4

The Mission of Discipleship

  • Pastor Benjamin Ho
  • 1 November 2020
  • Luke 10:1-24

Jesus send 72 disciples on mission to preach the imminent kingdom, with the expected responses of woeful rejection and joy-filled acceptance. We likewise are called to join in with Christ’s joyful mission of saving sinners from judgement.

EPISODE 5

The Devotion of Discipleship

  • Pastor Benjamin Ho
  • 8 November 2020
  • Luke 10:25-42

Disciples of Jesus Christ are devoted to loving others unconstrained by limits and loving Jesus by drawing near and listening. This passage confronts us with our human tendency to limit love for others and be distracted in our devotion to Jesus. It shows us that as disciples we are to expand our understanding and practice of love for neighbour and be clear about what is most important in expressing love for Jesus.

EPISODE 6

The Dependence of Discipleship

  • Pastor Steven Tran
  • 15 November 2020
  • Luke 11:1-13

Disciples of Jesus Christ are devoted to loving others unconstrained by limits and loving Jesus by drawing near and listening. This passage confronts us with our human tendency to limit love for others and be distracted in our devotion to Jesus. It shows us that as disciples we are to expand our understanding and practice of love for neighbour and be clear about what is most important in expressing love for Jesus.

EPISODE 7

With Him or Against Him

  • Pastor Steven Tran
  • 22 November 2020
  • Luke 11:14-28

Disciples of Jesus Christ are devoted to loving others unconstrained by limits and loving Jesus by drawing near and listening. This passage confronts us with our human tendency to limit love for others and be distracted in our devotion to Jesus. It shows us that as disciples we are to expand our understanding and practice of love for neighbour and be clear about what is most important in expressing love for Jesus.

EPISODE 7

With Him or Against Him

  • Pastor Steven Tran
  • 29 November 2020
  • Luke 11:29-12:3

The condemnation of the Pharisees for their unbelief and stumbling hypocritical behaviour warns of the dangers of inner darkness.

EPISODE 6

The Dependence of Discipleship

  • Pastor Steven Tran
  • 15 November 2020
  • Luke 11:1-13

Disciples are encouraged to pray to God as Father, for kingdom shaped desires, with continual confidence based on the character of God.

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