August 25, 2019

Following Jesus

Pastor: Jeff Bedwell Series: Who's Your One? Scripture: Matthew 9:35–38

Who’s Your One

Following Jesus

Matthew 9:35-38

And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19)

Discipleship that does not share the gospel is not New Testament discipleship

Following Jesus on Mission

  1. What Jesus Did (35)
  • He Went
  • He Communicated
  • He Met Needs

Like Jesus, we are called to go and share the gospel in Word and Deed

  1. What Jesus Saw (36)
  • He saw their Needs
  • He saw their Condition
  • He saw their Potential

As we follow Christ, He will open our Eyes To See as He sees!

  1. What Jesus Felt (36)

“To be deeply moved” 

“His heart broke” (The Message Paraphrase)

For the love of Christ controls us,” (2 Corinthians 5:14a)

As we follow Christ, He will open our Hearts To Feel as he feels!

  1. What Jesus Said (37-38)
  • An Abundant Harvest
  • A Labor Shortage
  • A Prayer Priority

Jesus didn’t instruct them to pray that the World would come to the Church; but that the Church would go to the World

  1. What Jesus Did (10:1-5)
  • He Called them to Him
  • He granted them Authority
  • He Sent Them Out

Christ is in Me for Them!

A Tool For Sharing The Gospel

3 Circles Life Conversation Guide






Three Possible Reponses to the Call to Follow Christ on Mission:

  • Who Me?
  • Not Me
  • Send Me

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?' Then I said, 'Here I am! Send me.'” (Isaiah 6:8)

Who’s Your One Challenge

By God’s Enabling Grace I Will:

  1. Identify one person in my relational network to pray for and seek to share the gospel with over the next 12 months.
  1. Work through the 30 Day Who’s Your One Devotional Prayer Guide to help focus my prayers for my one.
  1. Encourage other Christ followers in my life to pray for and seek to share the gospel with their “one” during the next 12 months.


other sermons in this series

Aug 18


The Value of One

Pastor: Jeff Bedwell Scripture: Luke 15:1–32 Series: Who's Your One?