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DBS – Priorities, Growth and Eternity

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DISCOVERY BIBLE STUDIES (DBS): PRIORITIES, GROWTH & ETERNITY
SCRIPTURE : 2 Peter 3:1-17
DBS GROUP COMPOSITION ( self or 2 to 12 max)
NOTE: Find Attached DBS outline and scripture in English, French and Chinese languages.

INTRODUCTION:
Whenever a house and all its contents are totally destroyed, a reporter will typically appear on the scene to ask the victims, “How do you feel right now?” Those people will often respond, ” We’re just grateful we all got out alive. That is they truly important thing.” A tragedy can focus our sense of what’s important more forcefully than anything else. Peter warns us that this world is going to end some day and that we need to get our priorities straight before that happens. it is quite easy to work hard on priorities that ultimately won’t matter – education, sports, paying bills – and neglect what counts for eternity. What is most important to you and me? let’s straighten out our priorities, growth in the process now while we still have time before our pilgrimage expires or the earth expires.

Under Otakada Vital Links this week, you will find compatibility test for those in courtship; Are you confused about your spiritual gift and where you fit in the body? we have a test for that with instant results. We also have online help links for those in marriages . If you know anyone with same-sex-attraction issues, we have a fully online counseling and discipleship program that is completely anonymous and runs for 20 weeks that they can get help as well. Under the DBS tool kit link, you can generate DBS study for any topic and in major languages as attached here. Feel free to share this study with the Chinese and French contact that are open to the gospel. Todays DBS Bible passage /Questions for discovery is already included in the study outline. Have a wonderful week!

DBS KEY QUESTIONS:
1) What are you thankful for this week?
2) What are you struggling with and how can we help?
3) Ask someone to read the passage one paragraph at a time; Have a group member tell it in their own words; Ask the group if they added anything or left anything out.; When you finish with all paragraphs, ask someone in the group to tell the WHOLE story by memory. Have the group correct errors.
4) What does this passage tell us about God?
5) What does this passage tell us about people?
6) If this passage is true, what behavior should we change this week?
7) Who will you tell this story to this week?
8) What needs can we meet in the community this week?
9) When do you want to meet again?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Download DBS Study Material Here – 2Pet 3_1-17 – https://www.otakada.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2Pet-3_1-17.pdf

or here 2Pet 3_1-17

RELATIONSHIPs:
Relationship – In Courtship or relationship, carry out a compatibility test – https://www.otakada.org/relationship-personality-test/
Relationship – In Marriage, find help here– https://www.otakada.org/relationship-marriage-help/
Relationship – Confused about sexuality, find help here – https://www.otakada.org/discipleship-same-sex/
MINISTRY GIFT:
Ministry & Gift Test – Confused as to your talent or gift and where to apply in the body of Christ, run this test today – https://www.otakada.org/five-fold-ministry-test/
DBS:

Download DBS tools via link – www.otakada.org/dbs-dmm
Get DBS app and start a group or join this study group at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wOtakadaDBSMovementApp_6996986

Shalom!

Otakada Team

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JUST DANCE YOUR DANCING STYLE

 
 

 

JUST DANCE YOUR DANCING STYLE 

Date: 22nd Of April 2018

Otakada.org Sanitized Discipleship Focused Content Count : 

7000 of 7000 + 3001 = 10,001

MY ENCOUNTER: 

Today marks the 12th anniversary of my face to face encounter with Jesus Christ with was Saturday , 5am, 22nd April, 2006. Christianity became a matter of complete conviction for me.
Summary of the message for me and the body of Christ is “look for churches that are discipling and be one.”
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Today’s Key Scripture: Romans 12:3-8
3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.4 For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function,5 so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith;7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching;8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
 
If Soul winning is God’s number one (1) agenda, it will make sense to partner with him to achieve that objective. But How Monday? I will say Find Your Dancing Style and Exploit It based on Romans 12:3-8. One jacket fit all evangelism style will not work for everyone. Jesus did not do that and His first set of disciples didn’t. To one He says ” today, I will eat at your house” and to another “give me water to drink.
The Holy Spirit has equipped the body of Christ with gifts for equipping and reaching out to the lost. We should ask the Holy Spirit to open our eyes to discern  and yield ourselves as vessels to obey when situation demands it.
Whilst we are evangelizing or discipling converts, we must as much as is in our ability, by the grace which Christ provides to be authentic, compassionate and sacrificial in words, thoughts and deed. 
Here are seven (7) evangelism personality style from scripture and see if that is your style and get resources to help: 
1) Peter’s direct approach 
Acts 2:37-39
37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”
38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.”
All Peter needed to take action was to be convinced he was right, and there was almost no stopping him. He was confident, he was bold, and he was right at the point. Do you realize there are people in our world that would not make a decision for Christ until someone like Peter holds their feet to the fire? If you think this approach is for you, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you to know how, when, and where to direct your words as well as wisdom you will need to do it with an appropriate mix of grace and truth. The Holy Spirit is waiting for you to ask in the place of prayer. visit the following Jesus page https://www.otakada.org/resources-following-jesus/ or self paced online course https://www.otakada.org/otakada-online-courses/
2) Paul’s Intellectual Approach
Acts 17:22-23
22 Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious;
23 for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you:
Paul was an educated Jew and his organized mind and prove it to me kind of person even informed the approach Christ used to reach out to him on his way to arrest Christians in Damascus. Paul’s presentation of the gospel was logical and reasoned and Christ sent him to philosophers in Athens. Is intellectual approach one that fits you? Are you an inquisitive type who enjoys working with ideas and evidence? This style has become more important as our society has become increasingly secular. Seekers need to hear the gospel not only declared but also defined and defended. You can visit our apologetic page https://www.otakada.org/ministry-muslem-1-world-apologetics-discipleship-institute/
3) The Blind Man’s Testimonial Approach 
John 9:24-26
24 So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.”
25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
26 Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”
No theological debate for the Blind man. He spoke from his experience and confidently declared, “One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!” Could that story be yours? Do you, like the man who had been blind, feel comfortable telling others how God led you to Himself? Stories like yours can be powerful tools. Otakada has stories from other Christians as well that could help spice up the discussion visit @ https://www.otakada.org/my-story-whats-yours/ or send yours
4) Matthew’s Interpersonal Approach
Luke 5:27-29
27 After these things He went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, “Follow Me.”
28 So he left all, rose up, and followed Him.
29 Then Levi gave Him a great feast in his own house. And there were a great number of tax collectors and others who sat down with them.
In Luke 5:29, he put on a big party for all his friends and invited Jesus in. He relied on his relationship circle to have someone with the tools to do the speaking. Are you the people kind of person? Why don’t you partners with the local church or persons that could communicate the gospel clearly to be part of your celebration and give room for the gospel to be shared at some point ? If you can’t find one, we have materials at http://www.otakada.orgusing the discovery process and have Jesus speak for him self and have any of the facilitate using links on https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wOtakadaDBSMovementApp_6996986
5) The Samaritan Woman’s Invitational Approach
John 4:39
39 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, “He told me all that I ever did.”
Do you have conviction that Jesus is the Messiah? Then why don’t you invite people and tell them about Him, share your encounter and have Him speak to them? You can begin a discovery process by allowing people to discover Jesus for themselves from the pages of the bible. You can visit http://www.otakada.org/dbs-dmm or download the app
If you need help, we are available to walk you through
6) Tabitha’s service approach ( Acts 9:36) 
Acts 9:36
36 At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. This woman was full of good works and charitable deeds which she did.
42 And it became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed on the Lord.
Are you passionate about works of charity? Can you give and out give without complains? Then you already have a platform to reach others in your community like prisons, the homeless, those in hospital, orphans or even your neigbour in need , driver, security man, house help , work colleague , the list is endless. 
7) Be Yourself approach
John 8:57-59
57 Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?”58 Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”59 Then they took up stones to throw at Him; but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.
To be yourself, you have to know yourself and the gift the Holy Spirit has deposited within you for service. There are people you cannot reach by direct contact. Just be available and praying can initiate the process through another person. Sometimes, it takes Jesus to intervene directly. Key word is to be willing to join the army of laborers and be available to do what it takes online and offline . 
Apart from the self discovery process, we several approaches to witnessing that you might do good to review and use what works for you… 
Hereunder are 3 videos that could aid explaining the good news to children and adult. It works for children and it will work for you or find using below blog link to get full length.
 
Explaining the Gospel message 12 minutes
 
Explaining the gospel 9 minutes
Explaining the gospel message – True Consequences 4 minutes
Shalom!
Otakada 
 
 
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Vision Of Glowing Bible On The Pulpit – 6659 of 7000

 

Download Discovery Process On Luke 15 – The Prodigal Son Discovering Foundations #2 In English, French and Arabic

#dreams #visions # discovery #encounters #disciples#multiplication #SeekSafeLost #mystory #6659-7000
 
Discipleship Content: 6659 of 7000 on otakada.org
 
God’s No. 1 Agenda: Making and  Multiplying Obedient Disciples : Luke 15:1- End ; Matt 28: 18,19
Does Today’s Church ( Body of Christ – You and I Believers ) Agenda Agree with God’s No 1? If Not, Why Not? How Then Can We Do This Without Breaking The Bank Or Breaking Ourselves In The Process? If You Are Not At All Concerned, Please Don’t  Read Further. If You However Need Some Help and Some PUSH, This Piece Is For You.
 
My Story: The VISION of The Glowing Bible On The Pulpit In April 2017.
 
About a year ago in April towards the end of my season of waiting and praying for the body of Christ and church leadership, the Lord opened my eyes to the vision of a glowing bible on the pulpit. I stood behind the pulpit and I could not speak while this was ongoing. After this, I could not give a satisfactory interpretation of what this meant until five months later.  But before the interpretation, read the following seven scriptures below, asking the Holy Spirit to speak to you where you are at and help you discover what these means to your work and walk with Him and let us commit to obey all. To help our discovery process find attached a discovery process using Luke 15 from otakada site at http://www.otakada.com/dbs-dmm. Any study can be generated in any language. Attached is a simple process in English, French and Arabic, can be printed for offline study, read off devices or get the app on android using group code 777 to join , learn or start a discipleship group at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.our.discoveries , need a coach to start, visit https://www.otakada.org/request-for-coaching/
 
 
Jeremiah 23:28-29
28 “The prophet who has a DREAM, let him tell a DREAM; And he who has My WORD , let him speak My WORD faithfully. What is the CHAFF to the WHEAT?” says the LORD.
29 “Is not My WORD like a FIRE?” says the LORD, “And like a HAMMER that BREAKS the ROCK in PIECES?
 
Hebrews 4:11-12
11 Let us therefore be DILIGENT to enter that REST, lest anyone FALL according to the same example of DISOBEDIENCE. 12 For the WORD of God is LIVING and POWERFUL, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the DIVISION of SOUL and SPIRIT, and of JOINTS and MARROW, and is a DISCERNER of the THOUGHTS and INTENTS of the heart.
 
2 Timothy 2:14-15
14 Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about WORDS to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers.15 Be DILIGENT to present yourself APPROVED to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, RIGHTLY dividing the WORD of TRUTH.
 
John 16:12-13
12 “I still have MANY THINGS to say to YOU, but you cannot bear them now.
13 However, when He, the SPIRIT of TRUTH, has come, He will GUIDE you into ALL TRUTH; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.
 
2 Corinthians 4:5-6
5 For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake.6 For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
 
Hebrews 8:10-12
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.11 None of them shall teach his neighbor, and none his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them.
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.”
 
Luke 15:7
7 I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.
 
Today, with our hyperactive lifestyle, we can get so easily entangled and ensnared in the internal issues, agendas, programs, activities, questions, and personal situations in our churches that it’s hard to remember that the primary reason we remain on this planet as Christians is to reach the people “out there.” We as individual Christians and collective churches need to recalibrate our sight on the mission God has given us born again believers: reaching spiritual lost people. We have witnessed and are witnessing in interviewing people Jesus is encountering, not in visions or dreams but in real life. Jesus is speaking to people and giving them clarity without a preacher or a teacher but by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit using the instrumentality of the bible. This is the glowing bible I saw in vision. Disciples are being made by people discovering God by themselves through the pages of the bible without a preacher. Or job as preachers, leaders and evangelist is to be part of the discovery process, while providing oversight. Pastors, ministers, missionaries, church leaders are noticing burdens taken off their back as they allow Jesus take back His church.  These encounters are occurring both with adults and children cutting across cultures, religion and denominational lines. It is time to rethink our strategy again to reaching the lost, allowing the Holy Spirit work in us and through us and we ourselves staying and walking in the straight and narrow path. We have put together a discovery bible process with content that is already helping us be disciples and multiply disciples by discovering Jesus anew through the pages of the bible and helping others discover God for themselves. What we discover, we own and run with it. Join this process today to reach the lost for Christ. Jesus is speaking life to disciples and to the lost, one at a time. We will be bringing you stories and testimonies from the field in the coming days and weeks of the lives that are been transformed supernaturally. Expect these content once a week or follow the blog at https://shop.otakada.org/blog or at http://www.otakada.org/category/blog.  Again Visit http://www.otakada.org/dbs-dmm and avail yourself of the DBS resources. Or Get the app on android using group code 777 to download, join , learn or start a discipleship group at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.our.discoveries , need a coach to start, visit https://www.otakada.org/request-for-coaching/
 
 
Watch the 4 minutes video to give you a clearer perspective.
 
Remember this formula of the importance of salt and light and how it should be applied using (High Potency (HP)+ Close Proximity (CP) ) Salt + ( Clear Communication (CP) ) Light = Maximum Impact (MI) 
 

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Construction Engineer Joey Carlos Is Bringing Thousands To Christ Through His Professional Network. 12,300 converts in 3 years

#witnessing #evangelism #tracts #mystory #yourstory #5183-7000

Construction Engineer Joey Carlos Is Bringing Thousands To Christ Through His Professional Network. 12,300 converts in 3 years. How Exactly Did He Do It? What Can We Learn? Watch This 11 Minutes Video And Be Inspired

Joey accomplished this fit in partnership with Campus Crusade for Christ and Gideon

 

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Jesus Risen! What then does that mean to ME and YOU as Christians?

The work of the Lord is NOT my work! (1 Cor. 3:5, 7, 23) It is the Lord’s work! The work of the Lord affords me an exclusive opportunity and beautiful relationship: to labor together WITH God! (2 Cor. 6:1) When I labor in the work of the Lord: It is God who works in [me]…mightily…what is well pleasing in His sight (Phil. 2:13; Col. 1:29; Heb. 13:21) I get to work WITH God while He works IN me! I belong to God! My work belongs to God!

#service #selfless_service #laborer #vineyard #abide #mystory #witnessing #church #compromise #died #dead #death #decay #faithful #5022-7000
Date : 1st of April 2018

Yes, Jesus Died, has Risen and Sits at the Right Hand of God in GLORY. The One Million Dollar or Naira Question Is, “what then does that mean to ME and YOU as Christians?”
Discipleship 101 in the marketplace 5022 of 7000 – The obedient disciples of
Christ are hardworking, productive LABORERS for Gods kingdom.

John 12:20-21 There were some Greeks in town who had come up to worship at the Feast. They approached Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee: “Sir, we want to see Jesus. Can you help us?”

22-23 Philip went and told Andrew. Andrew and Philip together told Jesus. Jesus answered, “Time’s up. The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

24-25 “Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat. But if it is buried, it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. In the same way, anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever, real and eternal.

26 “If any of you wants to serve me, then follow me. Then you’ll be where I am, ready to serve at a moment’s notice. The Father will honor and reward anyone who serves me.

Comment: Let us read above scripture several times over meditatively and using other versions if possible to gain clarity. What are we learning from above scripture in relation to being a Christian and what Jesus desires of us? Is it possible I have missed the plot as a follower of Christ? What amendment(s) and commitment(s) can I make in the place of consecration or separation and service unto the Lord as a LABORER in the vineyard? Am I really ready to be a LABORER for Jesus, daily going to construction site of the earth and being paid the least,but doing most of the work? Can I do something that does not benefit me directly,but for the benefit of others who are unappreciative, insultive, and still do it wholeheartedly anyways? In doing that, am I willing to die, real death in the process ? This is what Jesus did and is calling all of us disciples ( laborers) to do in comfort and discomfort. This is what we call Christianity. May He find me you and I faithfully planting the seed in the harvest field of life as a faithful follower of Jesus Christ in Jesus name, amen.

P.S – How about you? Don’t abide alone, don’t die a lone Christian for whom Jesus died. Go and multiply yourself till Jesus returns. Happy Resurrection Sunday.

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