“To know Christ and to make Him known” From the Yard … into the Nations! The Navigators At The US Naval Academy
The Wheel Illustration Dawson Trotman – early 1930’s
Receive a Personal Word “Put out into deep water…” Luke 5:4
Respond • Consider • Choose • Obey • Disobey • Delay Disobey – Num. 13:1, 33,14:8,9,22,41-45 Why Choose to Obey?
Peter and Jesus • John 2:1-11 Water/wine Jesus’ glory • John 2:12-25 Temple Jesus’ holiness • John 4 Woman/Well Jesus’ compassion • John 4:41-43 Welcome Jesus popularity
Peter’s Deepening Convictions • Jesus is trustworthy • Jesus is here and He is able • Jesus is worthy
Respond in Obedience • Consider • Choose • Consequences
Consequences for Peter – Luke 5:6-11 • Catch of a lifetime - breaking nets, full boats • Commitment of a lifetime – following Jesus
Respond in Obedience • "Why do you call me 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you?" – Luke 6:46 • What is He saying to You?
Jesus, undeterred, went right ahead and gave his charge: "God authorized and commanded Me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I'll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age." Matthew 28:18,19,20 – The Message
Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” Matthew 4:19 – The Living Translation
Receive and Respond What is MY next step in training people in this way of life? instructing them in the practice of obedience? my following Jesus?
Obedience Whistle of their Trainer or the Trough of Desire
Obedience Voice of the Master Or Trough of Desire?
Christ as our center empowering us to obey Him Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me… - John 14:21 NIV