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Walk with Jesus Through the Gospel of John
Archived – February 3, 2021

Walk with Jesus Through the Gospel of John

February 3, 2021

NOON BIBLE STUDY

 

  • THE BEGINNING OF JESUS’ EARTHLY PUBLIC MINISTRY CAME AFTER JOHN THE BAPTIST PUBLICLY AFFIRMED HIM (35-51) 
  • JESUS BEGINS TO BUILD HIS TEAM, INVITING THEM TO FOLLOW HIM TO LEARN FROM HIM (35-51)
  • JOHN’S ROLE OF PREPARING THE WAY FOR THE COMING MESSIAH MADE IT EASIER FOR JESUS TO RECRUIT HIS DISCIPLE MAKING SUPPORT TEAM
  • YOU TRAIN YOUR TEAM  BOTH BY WHAT IS TAUGHT BY YOU AND WHAT IS CAUGHT OR OBSERVED BY THEM… PEOPLE AND CHILDREN NEED BOTH 

 

BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF LIFE PHASES

  • KENNETH HAGIN SAID THE LORD TOLD HIM THAT “MOST MEN LIVE AND DIE, NEVER ENTERING INTO THEIR FIRST PHASE OF MINISTRY(LIFE)” 

MOSES LIVED OUT THREE PHASES, 40 YEARS EACH  

  • 1ST PHASE: AFTER BEING RAISED IN PHARAOHS HOUSE, IT CAME INTO MOSES’ HEART TO GO VISIT HIS BROTHERS IN EGYPT (40 YEARS OLD)
  •  2ND PHASE: AS A FUGITIVE AND AFTER SERVING HIS FATHER IN LAW, JETHRO, GOD SPOKE TO MOSES TO GO BACK TO EGYPT TO DELIVER HIS PEOPLE (80 YEARS OLD)
  • 3RD PHASE: MOSES DELIVERERS THE CHILDREN OF ISREAL FROM BONDAGE AND LEAD THEM TO THE PROMISED LAND (DIED AT 120 YEARS OLD)

PAUL LIVED THREE PHASES OF LIFE

  • 1ST PHASE: GROWING UP AS A PHARISEE UNTIL HE MET JESUS! 
  • 2ND PHASE: THREE YEARS BEING TAUGHT BY JESUS, CAUGHT UP TO THE 3RD HEAVEN. 
  • 3RD PHASE: WRITING MOST OF THE NEW TESTAMENT AND  ESTABLISHING CHURCHES FROM HIS BASE IN ANTIOCH 

 

 JESUS’ THREE PHASES OF LIFE & MINISTRY

  • PHASE #1 “DISCOVERY PHASE”: BIRTH TO 12 YEARS, SELF IDENTIFYING HIS LIFE PURPOSE “I MUST BE ABOUT MY FATHERS BUSINESS”
  • PHASE #2 “PREPARATION PHASE”: 12 YEARS TO 30 YEARS, PREPARING FOR PURPOSE. LUKE 4:18, FOUND HIMSELF IN SCRIPTURE, LAUNCHING INTO HIS FINAL PHASE
  • PHASE #3 “FULFILLMENT PHASE”: 30 YEARS TO 33 YEARS, FULFILLING HIS PURPOSE       
  • THEN JESUS SAID, “IT IS FINISHED!” 
  • PAUL SAID, “I FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT. I FINISHED MY COURSE. I AM NOW READY TO BE OFFERED UP.”  

PRACTICAL LIFE INSIGHTS     

  • FOLLOW THE HOLY SPIRIT’S DRAW TO DISCOVER YOUR LIFE PURPOSE AND ROLE IN LIFE. 
  • ONCE YOU DISCOVER YOUR PURPOSE, SEE HOW GOD HAS ALREADY BEEN PREPARING YOU WITH YOUR LIFE EXPERIENCE AND JOURNEY.
  •  SEEK GOD’S CLARITY OF YOUR NEXT PHASE OF LIFE, CAREER, AND MINISTRY.
  • RELY UPON YOUR TOTAL LIFE EXPERIENCE TO SPRINGBOARD YOU INTO YOUR NEXT PART OR PHASE.
  • BE BOLD TO TALK WITH OTHERS ABOUT YOUR VISION OF YOUR FUTURE AND ASSIGNMENT, OR WHAT YOU ARE BEING CALLED TO DO BY THE HOLY SPIRIT’S WHISPERS.
  • “OUT OF THE ABUNDANCE OF YOUR HEART, THE MOUTH SPEAKS” MATTHEW 12:34-35

 

WHO ARE YOU TRAINING AND PREPARING TO…

  1. MULTIPLY YOURSELF
  2. ASSUME LEADERSHIP OF YOUR LEGACY AFTER YOU HAVE GONE ON
  • YOU WANT TO PREPARE FOR YOUR FINAL TRANSITION EARLY SO YOUR SUCCESSOR WILL BUILD UPON YOUR FOUNDATION, VERSUS STARTING FROM SCRATCH 
  • YOU SHOULD IDENTIFY MULTIPLE SUCCESSOR CANDIDATES WHOM YOU HAVE PERSONALLY PREPARED AND WORKED WITH. WHY? 
  • THEY WILL RUN, ENHANCE AND ADVANCE THE VISION YOU HAD. IF YOUR VISION DOES NOT OUTLIVE YOU, YOU HAVE NOT CAPTURED A “GOD SIZE VISION.”
  • A “GOD SIZE VISION” IS A VISION THAT REQUIRES MULTIPLE GENERATIONS TO FULFILL IT.

Bishop Ed Smtih

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