Thursday, November 18, 2010

Consolidate – Keeping The Harvest
(Mark 1:17) “ Come ye after me and I will make you fishers of men.”
A consolidator is Holy, deeply passionate, available, knowledgeable of the Word of God, and committed to prayer.

Introduction :11o80
Consolidation is the care and attention given the new believer to reproduce in him the character of Christ.
As he is transformed from a convert to a disciple, he will fulfill the purpose of God for his life and will produce
lasting fruit. In this session we will examine in detail the “how to “ of consolidation.

1. Purpose of Consolidation:
• Care for every new convert until there is permanent fruit for the Lord – 1 Thes. 2:7
• Reproduce in the new convert the character of Christ - Gal. 4:19
• Keep every believer a maker of disciples – 2 Tim. 2:2

2. Process of Consolidation:
• The calling of Jesus to His believers… “ follow me” – Mark 1:16-19
• Pray for the new believer – John 17:20
• The visitation… Jesus visited Peter’s home – Mark 1:29-31
• The teaching… Jesus taught to the people’s point of need.
• Sending out… After three years of discipling, Jesus sent out His (twelve).

3. Preparing For consolidation:
As a consolidator, you should first go through the following before ministering:
• Remove hidden sin that will destroy your authority.
• Monitor your heart through prayer to keep it passionate for souls……..
• Study the Word of God so you will be equipped for every good work - 2 Timothy3:16-17
• Keep yourself availablefor God to use.

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