Friday, February 26, 2010

MORPH AND MULTIPLY

GMYX Small Group
February 27

My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you...
Galatians 4:19

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, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Matthew 28:19-20

Without a vision the people perish.” Proverbs 29:18

Introduction: If a driver stops before you and invites you for a free ride, would you accept his offer?
                          But what if he does not tell you your destination?
                          You will then be afraid to ride in because you might not know where he’ll bring you nor                      how long the ride is.

The same happens in our personal lives.
There is danger if we do not know our destination.
Cite the importance of having a vision. Proverbs 29:18
Examples: Coke, creamsilk, uplb, sma, hillsong, AMC, etc.
How about us? God has a plan for our lives. Are we aware of it? Unless you know that He has plans for you, you can’t/won’t transform.
Cite mission and vision

Having vision means having the idea where you are going before you start on the trip –Tomorrow can be different

Do you have a clear picture of your destination?
Good thing Christ already told us His plan. Where? In His word.
1.       To  know Him and exhibit His character (Galatians 4:19)
2.       To make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20)

We are called to experience metamorphosis. ‘If we are not moving forward, we are stagnating.’
We won’t change in an instant. We need to undergo the process—discipleship

Here’s the question: how committed are you to be discipled? How far are you willing to go?
He saved you not to play around. Morph and multiply. From Christformation to multiplication.

He wants to transform your personal, academic, spiritual, emotional life.
School: grades do not determine success (whoa?)
                Because Christ is in new, you will surely succeed.
                I can do all things through Christ...
               
                Romans 5:17- you will reign in life: grace and gift of righteousness
                “God will give me the grace. I need not cheat nor go with the trend.”
                He’ll enable you to be creative and to be disciplined.
                Ask: If Christ were in my situation, what would he do? Go back to the Vision.

Church: are you ready for change? Are you satisfied with what’s happening?
                Back to the chapter 1: Am i being transformed or am i still conforming?
                “I’m done with GMYX. I’m OK now, I don’t need discipleship anymore.”
                This does not determine your maturity. Go back to the Vision.

Spiritual Life: Am i becoming routinary? (prayer, etc.) Am i moving forward? Am I focusing on God?
                          Go back to the Vision

Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:13-15)
What will matter in the end is the Kingdom of God
Christ will shine on You!