Follow – Trying vs. Training

Pastor Jason Burns

June 2, 2019


See what God can do through you!

Trying vs. Training

1 Timothy 4:7-8  //  Train yourself to be godly. 8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.

Follow me and I will make you ____________

Matthew 4:17-22  //  ...Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” 18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him. 21 Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, 22 and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Matthew 4:19 (KJV) //  Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

Jesus invites us to FOLLOW.


To follow is to be FORMED.

Matthew 28:18-20 //  Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Disciple: A fully-devoted follower of Jesus

Seven Attributes of a Disciple:

Attribute One: Learn to Be With Jesus

Attribute Two: Learn to Listen

Attribute Three: Learn to Heal

Attribute Four: Learn to Influence

Attribute Five: Learn to Love

Attribute Six: Learn to Pray

Attribute Seven: Learn to Manage

See what God can do through you!