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West Ridge Church Mission Statement: Leading people on a life changing journey to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." Matthew 28:19-20
Q1: What is a disciple? A of Jesus Christ.
Q2: What is our strategy for making disciples at West Ridge Church? !
Q3: Four components on this journey: , , , .
What does it mean to be ALL IN?
"It (the Gospel) doesn't cost anything, but it demands everything. It demands that we go 'all in,' a term that simply means placing all that you have into God's hands. Pushing it all in. And that's where we get stuck -- spiritual no man's land. We're afraid that if we go all in that we might miss out on what this life has to offer. It's not true. The only thing you'll miss out on is everything God has to offer. And the good news is this: if you don't hold out on God, God won't hold out on you." (Mark Batterson)
What do we believe about God's love for us?
Q4: His love is to .
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16
Q5: His love is , , and .
"But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners." Romans 5:8
Q6: His love can be .
"So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us." 1 John 4:16
Q7: His love .
"Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our times." Psalms 90:14
"Abraham believed God, and God counted him as righteous because of his faith." James 2:23
Q8: God is .
"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love." 1 John 4:7
"Love is the Lord's very essence, and He is the source from which all true love flows. There are no restrictions, no limitations, and no exceptions." (Charles Stanley)
What is our response to God's love for us?
"And he said to him, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and Prophets.'" Matthew 22:37
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might." Deuteronomy 6:5
"Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome." 1 John 5:3
"If you love me, you will keep my commandments." John 14:15
"Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him." John 14:21
"If anyone says, 'I love God,' and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother." 1 John 4:20-21
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35
B - Begin with prayer: We will pray for the people or place to which we are sent.
L - Listen: We will listen to the people or place to which we are sent.
E - Eat: We will share meals with those to whom we are sent.
S - Serve: We will respond to the needs we discover among those to whom we are sent.
S - Story: We will share the story of Jesus and what he is doing in our lives with those to whom we are sent.
What are some road blocks to love?
Q13: , , and
Q14: The church is a platform for to our for God and others.
Q15: How does West Ridge Church want to partner with you on your journey to love God and love people?