Addition by Multiplication

Addition by Multiplication

When Jesus set about to accomplish His Father’s mission, He could have done it in any number of ways, but He chose to do His work through ordinary people. Men and women who were flawed and weak and often ignorant. He sent His disciples out two by two, and later told them to “go into all the world.” This small band of brothers grew and grew and within one generation, the mighty Roman Empire was being impacted by Jesus’ followers. God has and will accomplish global transformation through the faithfulness of groups of people who are fully devoted to Him. Join us for part four of Tightrope where we will explore Southside’s commitment to kingdom expansion through small groups multiplication. 

Passage:

Luke 9:1-6; John 6:47-51, 60-71Luke 10:1-11

While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Matthew 4:18-22 (ESV)

Core Value:

We believe in Kingdom expansion through small group multiplication.

  • Kingdom expansion involves intentional fragmentation.
  • Small group multiplication involves digging deep.
  • Discipleship is continual and cyclical.

Balance Check:

Questions:

  • Are we deepening our understanding of who God is and what He has called Southside to do? 
  • Are you seeking out and open to whoever God is bringing into your community? 
  • What is your identity in Christ? Are you digging deep into your relationship with Him? 

Daily Readings:

Day 1: Jeremiah 39, Daniel 1 
Day 2: Esther 3 and 4 
Day 3: Esther 7 and 8 
Day 4: Daniel 9, Nehemiah 1-2:8 
Day 5: Acts 7 
Day 6: Acts 8 
Day 7: Acts 9 

Suggested Resources:

Books:

The Connecting Church, by Randy Frazee
Chasing Daylight, by Erwin McManus