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This is the Digital Bulletin for June 25, 2017
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A Blueprint for Discipleship
Christian discipleship is the process of spiritually investing in another person or group of people in order to develop spiritual maturity and produce spiritual multiplication.
 
2 Timothy 1:1-14
Greeting
     1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus,
     2 To Timothy, my beloved child:
     Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You
     3 I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. 4 As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. 5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
     8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, 9 who saved us and called us to[a] a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,[b] 10 and which now has been manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel, 11 for which I was appointed a preacher and apostle and teacher, 12 which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.[c] 13 Follow the pattern of the sound[d] words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 14 By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.
 
 
Three Principles for Discipleship 
#1 Discipleship establishes a spiritual FRIENDSHIP between two or more people. It’s a spiritual investment that impacts eternity (1:2-5; 2:2)
 
#2: We have a tendency to serve according to our natural skills. A discipleship leader, however, also encourages and develops the spiritual GIFTEDNESS of others (1:6-7)
 
#3: There’s a temptation for discipleship groups to become “holy huddles.” Discipleship includes a commitment to GOSPEL PARTNERSHIP (1:8-17; 4:5; 4:9-13; 4:17)
 

Reflection Questions
1. Do you have anyone like this in your life?
2. Why would having someone like this in your life be important? In what ways would they sharpen you?
3. Pathway 2.0: Process for Discipleship Launches Sept 10

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-June 25: Portland Missions Cook-Off
     Prayer-Raiser and Fundraiser
-June 28: Dinner and a Conversation
-June 29: Moms 2 Moms
-Jul 1-8: JEMS Mt. Hermon
-July 9: Women's Bible Study Mtg
-Jul 16-22: Summer Missions
-Aug 11-13: All Church Retreat
-Sep 23: A's Game

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