How would you start the longest lasting, most impactful movement on the planet?
Jesus started with twelve ordinary men.
- There were many others, but these were the main guys.
- Jesus spent three years with them.
- He told stories, sometimes called parables.
- His focus was on Kingdom culture.
What is Kingdom culture?
- It is the DNA of the Kingdom of God.
- It begins with values: what is important.
- It includes beliefs: what you demonstrate you believe is truth.
- It grows with attitudes: your unique posture toward God.
- It builds with priorities: what you will always do first.
- It ends with worldviews: how you understand the world and the way the world works.
The disciples became different people.
- They were driven by Kingdom DNA.
- They planted that DNA in others.
- The Kingdom grew on earth.
- The disciples didn’t just teach academic information.
- They discipled people who became different people.
This Kingdom DNA is caught more than taught.
- Not like you catch a ball. Like you catch the flu.
- The disciples experienced it through their relationship with Jesus.
- They spread it through relationships with others.
- It wasn’t about membership. It was about discipleship.
- They became Kingdom people who made disciples.
Disciples became disciplers who discipled others. The movement multiplied!