Highland Avenue Community Church of the Nazarene in Rancho Cucamonga, California

We Are Disciples



Pastor Jim Scharn of La Verne Community Church

Sermon outline is available for download (Microsoft Word file) – Click Here

We continue our series called… “What Following Jesus Means,” in a message entitled, “We Are Disciples.”

When Jesus was thirty years old He began His public ministry. The first thing He did was gather a group of guys He could train. They are called His disciples. Many times in Scripture it tells us that He invited people to become His disciples.

In Matthew 9:9 (NLT) it says,

“As Jesus was walking along, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. ‘Follow Me and be My disciple,’ Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed Him.”

Today, Jesus makes this exact same offer to you to… “Follow Him and be His disciple.” What is a “disciple?” It means a student, a learner, a pupil. When a mentor takes on somebody to train they are called their disciple.

Several times in Scripture Jesus says…

“If you do this then you’re My disciple… If you do this then you can follow Me.”


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