KEITH KELLY pastor of
Gorton Evangelical Church
Hyde Road/Crosfield Grove (opposite Gorton Market & Tesco's)
M18 7EE
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NOTES BY KEITH - reference recording no 21


Gorton Evangelical Church Sunday 27 May 2012

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What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?

John 1:35-42 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God!’
When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning round, Jesus saw them following and asked, ‘What do you want?’
They said, ‘Rabbi’ (which means ‘Teacher’), ‘where are you staying?’
‘Come,’ he replied, ‘and you will see.’
So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. It was about four in the afternoon.

40 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. 41 The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (that is, the Christ)42 And he brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John. You will be called Cephas’ (which, when translated, is Peter).

A. They saw v36 1 John 1:1-3
'Look, the Lamb of God.'

B. 'They followed Jesus.' v37

C. They stayed v39

(They) 'spent the day with Him.'

D. They shared v41

'The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother.'

E. They listened v42

'You will be called Cephas.' (Peter=a rock)

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?

John 1:35-42, 2 Timothy 2:2

A. They saw v36 1 John 1:1-3

gazed intently, beginning and end of all Discipleship: to reproduce life of teacher in the student: the lamb life, servant King, sacrifice at heart of Good news. John 1:14 captivated, curiosity

Eternity is for us to become like Jesus and discover God

B. They followed v37

cf Matthew 4:20 'Immediately'- this is what God is looking for, people who are hungry and thirsty to know and to learn.

C. They stayed v39

This is the Key-to remain with Him. Use our time well

D. They shared v41

We must pass it on, multiply. Go and share it!

E. They listened v42

Note Jesus' positive, upbuilding words. He calls

Peter-a rock instead of the unstable water like man that he was at times.

Jesus can transform anyone who lets Him.


Gorton Evangelical Church is a growing International Church with people from Iran, Philippines, China, plus many parts of Africa and elsewhere. We meet each Sunday at 11am for lively worship and Bible teaching.

We run a Kidz Klub every Tuesday for children 5 to 11 from 6pm to 7.30pm

Each Wednesday morning we run a Bible and English class for English learners from 10am to 12.30pm
Each Wednesday night from 7pm to 8.30pm we have a branch of Emmaus Bible School, UK meeting at Gorton with Free classes in English and Farsi (Iranian).

Each Thursday we meet for prayer from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Each Friday - English (E.S.O.L.) class for all levels 10am to 12.30pm
Each Friday we have a Youth Club for teenagers from 7pm to 9pm


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