Starting with Focus

Dave Riddle – 12/31/2017

Key Passages: Proverbs 17:24

Proverbs 14:24 An intelligent person aims at wise action, but a fool starts off in many directions. (Good News Translation)

A certain wise action is becoming like Jesus

  • Luke 6:40 a disciple is not above his teacher but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. (English Standard Version)
  • typos (Greek: τπος) – an example to be imitated

Jesus-following in 3 dimensions…

  1. Up
    • intimacy and obedience
    • John 14:23 – the one who loves me will obey my teaching (NLV)
    • How?
      • Worship and Word
  1. In
    • Connection and investment
    • oikos (Greek: οκος) – all the persons forming one family, a household.
    • The family of God and the body of Christ.
      • 1 Corinthians 12:21
    • How?
      • Group and Give.
  1. Out
    • Gospel and Compassion
    • Matthew 9:35
    • splagchnizomai (Greek: σπλαγχνζομαι): to be moved even to ones bowels; hence to be moved with or to have compassion (for bowels were thought tone the seat of love and pity).
    • How?
      • Share and Show