MULTIPLY 2021 SERMON SERIES
This sermon series will focus on "The Jesus Model" of making disciples and developing leaders. Jesus transformed Peter into a disciple and a great leader. The calls to “Follow Me” (Matthew 4:19) and to “Feed My sheep” (John 21:17) are integral to this transformation. To lead like Jesus, we must lead with Him.
MARCH 7--THE ONE: Paul intentionally chose and focused on Timothy. Focus on one person at a time to give your highest quality time and obtain the best result. (Barnabas & Paul, Paul & Timothy Model--Acts 9:26-30; 2 Timothy 3:10-17)
- Barnabas did something similar for Paul. When the Christians in Jerusalem were afraid of the newly-converted Paul, Barnabas vouched for him.
- Making disciples of Jesus is intentional. Developing a leader requires intentionality and commitment. Paul intentionally chose the undeveloped Timothy to travel with him so that he could form Timothy as a disciple of Jesus and develop him as a leader.
MARCH 14--THE TWO: Jesus designed His ministry as a team effort. (Two by Two and the Seventy-Two Model--Luke 10:1-9)
- Create a team of two people to expand your reach and produce a better yield. The training exercise related to this sermon is to encourage teamwork and learning from one another.
- The Holy Spirit also designed the two by two missionary model (Acts 13:2).
- Training with another person can be a powerful witness to Christ. Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor (Ecclesiastes 4:9). Jesus is in the midst where two or three are gathered (Matthew 18:20).
MARCH 21--THE THREE: Jesus designed an inner circle to prepare the three leaders for greater leadership roles.
- Follow the model of Christ and build upon an inner circle of three people to make a greater impact. Be deliberate and purposeful in choosing your core inner circle. (Jesus and His core three--Mark 5:37; Matthew 17:1-2; Mark 14:33)
- Acts point to the greater leadership of the three.
- i. Peter and John (Acts 3.1-4,11; Acts 4.13,19; Acts 8.14)
- ii. James was a significant leader in the Jerusalem church. (Acts 15:13; Acts 21:18)
- Jesus focused on the three. Thousands believed and followed Him, but He committed to the three. The influence and impact made by the three (Peter, James, and John) in the early church reveal why Jesus deliberately and purposefully chose them.
MARCH 28--THE TWELVE: Jesus designed the small group for greater impact. Jesus focused on the twelve.
- Jesus had a core group of twelve disciples. (Mark 3.14-19;
- Matthew 10.1-4; Luke 6.13-16; Luke 9:1-2; John 6.67; Acts 1.13,26; Acts 6.2; 1 Corinthians 15.5)
- Jesus committed Himself to develop emerging and undeveloped leaders. Thousands believed and followed Him, but He committed to the twelve. (Jesus and His small group--Mark 3:14; Luke 9:1-2)
- Focus on building a small group of emerging leaders as well as undeveloped or overlooked individuals who want to learn to lead.
To lead like Jesus, we must lead with Him.
March 7, 2021 - Pastor Wungreiso Valui
Paul intentionally chose and focused on Timothy. Focus on one person at a time to give your highest quality time and obtain the best result. (Barnabas & Paul, Paul & Timothy Model)
March 14, 2021 - Pastor Dan Griffiths
Jesus designed His ministry as a team effort. (Two by Two and the Seventy-Two Model)
March 21, 2021 - Pastor Jonathan Fung
Jesus designed an inner circle to prepare the three leaders for greater leadership roles.