DISCIPLESHIP – TALK

I came across a gallery of photos done by James Mollison via Peta Pixel. James did a study of concert goers in a photo shoot as they attended their favorite musician’s concert. The photo shoot illustrates how fans dress to match the artist. These images used in a slide presentation would be great illustration to the point of discipleship. The work is actually titled disciples by the photographer.

TALK PURPOSE

Students will come to understand what a disciple of Jesus looks like inwardly and be challenged to pursue Jesus in their words, actions, and thoughts.

PROBLEM

Information, fads, and movements grow fast and die hard in today’s information age. It’s admirable for someone to write on facebook about their love for God or even adorn themselves with┬áreligious┬ásymbols but often times we miss the point of what Jesus meant when he said, “follow me.”

POINT

Jesus is not an event or a phase. He is the only viable and life giving option as King over our life in every aspect.

PASSAGE

Matthew 11:28-30, John 14:21, Mark 12:28-34, Micah 6:8, Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 10:24-25 (these are just a few)

TRANSITION TO ILLUSTRATION

Raise your hand if you love going to concerts. What is your favorite thing about the experience? What was the best concert you ever went to? How many of you have ever dressed up for a concert? If so, what concert? I wanted to show you guys a few pictures a photographer took of concert goers who agreed to participate while they were standing in line. See if you can guess who they were going to see?

Iron Maiden

Rod Stewart (Who is that? ha ha!)

Madonna

Oasis

50 cent

Missy Elliot

Dolly Parton

Whether we like it or not people tend to judge who we are by our actions and our words. In the same the way we live our life for Christ says a lot about our intent and what we believe. No one expects perfection but regardless all of us need to think about what it means to do life at God’s concert.

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