RECOGNIZING my need

One of the hardest things I think there is in human life especially in Christian life is to recognize our real needs, I don’t know what you think but I think that one of the practices that we should live, we do not live as we should. Some years ago I was single, then I got married and I’m now a father of a handsome boy and blessed to very soon have in my arms a beautiful girl. In other words I have multiplied and now I have these people in my life and the ministry that God has given me as I know too that he has given a ministry to every one of us, and the big question arises. What do I do to multiply spiritually?

To multiply it is necessary to set goals!

Who I am?
What I want to be?
What am I doing?
What I want to do?
What do I have?
What I want to have?

Who is my disciple or who are they and how do I prepare for them to also disciple others? One step is simply to model discipleship. The lack of models hinders other men, women, youth and children from continuing discipleship to others. There is a limiting factor in the life of Christians in churches and Christians who are willing to invest their lives in others. This is a truly sad situation.

The purpose of multiplication is an eternal purpose of God. From the beginning of creation in Genesis God gave the commandment to reproduce, to multiply.

Therefore, every Christian must reproduce. It is a spiritual law of growth and a part of nature. I have to recognize that Jesus is the teacher of excellence and that I need to stay in his Word. “…If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples…” John 8.31. This means being real or truly authentic.

This principle teaches me not to leave the Word. For my needs to be met I must recognize that this is my only option.

The Word teaches us from the beginning:

“Listen now to me and I will give you some advice, and may God be with you. You must be the people’s representative before God and bring their disputes to him. Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live and how they are to behave. But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. Have them serve as judges for the people at all times, but have them bring every difficult case to you; the simple cases they can decide themselves. That will make your load lighter, because they will share it with you. If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.” Exodus 18.19-23

Moses learned well from his father-in-law, not only did he see it as an objective for his daily issues, but also had vision for future generations.
“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates” Deuteronomy 6.6-9; 11.18-21; 16.18-20

Moses instructed a discipleship process between parents and children and even grandchildren that would ensure a godly leadership at home and in society of the people of God.

The principle is to develop leadership through the formation of disciples.

Moses did not leave Israel without leadership – he instructed Joshua.

Moses gave an administrative principle to reproduce in others so that the leadership of the people of God continues for generations.

Moreover it shows us the principle of training, of discipleship; obviously in that:
Elisha and Elijah, 1 Kings 19.19-21; 2 Kings 3.11
Jeremiah and Baruch, Jeremiah 36.4-6

Discipleship is not an option. It is something required in family and ministry. God has appointed people to the task of discipleship. Discipleship is tasked in both the Old Testament and in the New Testament.

Jesus is the largest maker of disciples. He used principles that continue to be relevant to today such as: meditation in prayer, compassion, positive attitude, concentration, creativity, courage, clear conscience, convictions, and many more.

To be effective leaders we must start to develop a prayer life to live the principles of Jesus. The disciple needs to encourage, motivate, and have a clear perspective and continuous prayer life.

God’s eternal purposes are clear in the Word and we begin to recognize our own condition through prayer. The eternal purpose prayer is the prayer of Jesus in John 17.18 “… As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world …” The Bible calls this the spiritual law of multiplication.


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8:30 - Worship (1st Service)
Attended Nursery (0-2yr). Children (3yr-4th grade) are dismissed during the sermon to attend children's church.
9:40 - Focused Fellowship
This is a time of fellowship and refreshments throughout the building. Children pickup before or after Kids Praise.
10:00 - Adult Bible Classes & Kids Discipleship
Adult Bible Classes - locations vary. High School & Middle School Discipleship Groups in the Youth area. Kids Praise for 3yr-4th grade. Nursery 0-2yr.
11:00 - Worship (2nd Service) & Kids Bible Class
Attended Nursery (0-2yr). Children (3yr - 8th grade) are dismissed during the sermon to attend Bible classes.

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5:30 - Fellowship Meal
Adults - $4 and Students/Children $3 (during the school year)
6:30 - Passion Worship
Praise and worship time in the Worship Center.
6:30 - Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery group that provides a safe place to address and deal with life's hurts, habits and hang-ups.
7:00 - Bible Classes & Small Groups
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