განვ 05მრ ქრისტეს ცხოვრება
Session 5: Jesus’ Movement
In this session, you will discover an overview of how Jesus developed a movement of disciplemaking with multiplying leaders carrying his Kingdom vision for all nations.
Heart of a Leader
- What are you learning about abiding in Christ? How are you practicing abiding through His Word, prayer, obedience, PCS, relationships and fellowship?
- In what areas of your life do you find it challenging to obey God?
- What unresolved conflict do you have?
- In what areas are you believing God by faith, beyond your own ability?
Celebration of Faithfulness
- Share what has happened since the last meeting. Ask them to relate it to goals from the last meeting.
Iron on Iron: Sharpening Myself and Others
Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.”
- What is going well?
- What is not going well? What obstacles are you facing?
- What are possible solutions from the other group members?
- What do you need to do to add the missing characteristics into each group?
- Where will you start a new group or church this month?
CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW OF JESUS MINISTRY
PERIOD 1: PREPARATION
Becoming the Person you Seek to Multiply, Preparing for a Godly life and movement of Multiplication
PERIOD 2: MINISTRY FOUNDATIONS
Establishing a relational, God-centered foundation for making disciples. Jesus modelled the Father’s mission and the life of a disciplemaker calling others to follow his example.
- Holy Spirit dependence
- Obedience to the Kingdom agenda
- Exalting the Father
- Intentional Relationships
PERIOD 3: MINISTRY TRAINING AND PERIOD 4: EXPANDED OUTREACH
Periods 3 and 4 are happening simultaneously but represent two distinct periods. We see Jesus forming and training an expanding mission team as well as mobilizing for broader sowing and making new disciples. Jesus focussed in on a few and mobilized them for expanded mission experience.
- New home
- Call to follow
- Fishing Trips
- Popularity and Conflict
PERIOD 5: LEADERSHIP MULTIPLICATION
This period last from the appointing of the 12 Apostles to Jesus’ ascension back to heaven. It last about 15 months. The priorities were: selecting proven disciple makers, developing their leadership and sending them to continue the Father’s Kingdom agenda and mission. We see Jesus appointing, training, handing over and releasing the movement to the next generation of multipliers.
- Fall 28 AD - Appointment of the 12 Apostles – a strategic development of multiplication of leadership (apostle means “Sent One”):
- Early 29 AD - Execution of John after 1-1.5 years in prison: Matthew 14:3-12 (Mark 6:17-29)
- March 30 AD - Climax of the work and the will of the Father in final Passover and passion week - Crucifixion/atonement/resurrection/ascension: Luke 19:29-24:53 (Matthew 26:6-28:20; Mark 11:1-16:20; John 11:55-John 21:25; Acts 1:1-11)
Beyond Period 5: Multiplication of the movement itself. April 30 AD – Pentecost
- The resurrected Jesus commissions his followers sending them as he was sent from the Father to continue that same mission: John 20:19-25
- The church is launched through the Power of the Holy Spirit and sent to do the “greater works” (John 14:12) that continue Jesus’ same mission to multiply movements of multiplying disciplemakers across cultures and through all time. (Acts 1:8; Acts 2:5; 22-24; 37-47)
- What have you found helpful in looking at the development of Jesus ministry?
- What is surprising to you?
- What questions do you have from this overview?
- Jesus ministered in a specific culture, place and time in history. What applies and what doesn’t apply to your ministry as a leader in your context today?
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