Section 3. Cell Church Priority #1: Jesus is Lord.

Section 3. Cell Church Priority #1: Jesus is Lord. Matthew 28:18: And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me . . .

OBSERVATIONS, QUOTES AND ASSUMPTIONS: Agree or disagree?

A. Jesus is Lord means that Jesus is the boss; Jesus is to be obeyed.

            Not every one who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers’ (Matthew 7:21-23).

B. The innovation most needed in our churches is very simple: Jesus is Lord. What does it mean for Jesus to be Lord?

            Lordship leads to prayer which leads to goals which lead to action.

            Goals are clear, specific, measurable and written.

            Goals are behavioral and therefore visual; actions can be seen.

                         (Behavioral goals show behavior that a camera would see.)

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DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS

RESOURCES

[1] The quote is a selection from David O. Kueker’s Fuller Seminary Doctor of Ministry project submitted in September, 2007, entitled Diagnosis, Dialogue, and Decision: A Threefold Process of Revitalization For the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.
It is shared here in recognition of its 12th Anniversary along with comments to update and provide perspective on the material. The original project was a Training Manual/Study Guide of three Seminars supported by three chapters of research and an Introduction. The material is available for download at www.disciplewalk.com/Resources.html. In 2009 it was provided for purchase as a softcover book entitled Designing Discipleship Systems: Christian Disciple Making For Any Size Church, Any Theology through CreateSpace.com.

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All Scripture quotations are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Please review the page How and Why We Use Quotes.

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