Preaching a Sermon Series on Biblical Discipleship from the Gospel of Matthew at Church of the Open Door, Fayetteville, North Carolina
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ABSTRACT PREACHING A SERMON SERIES ON BIBLICAL DISCIPLESHIP FROM THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW AT CHURCH OF THE OPEN DOOR, FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA Jon Lewis Wixtrom, D.Min. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2015 Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Robert L. Plummer This project seeks to exhort the members of Church of the Open Door to passionate obedience to the discipleship calling and commissioning of Christ. Chapter 1 introduces Church of the Open Door and establishes the historical context necessitating this focused instruction. Chapter 2 provides the biblical and theological basis for Matthew’s recording of Jesus’ call and commission to a life discipleship. Chapter 3 provides the biblical and theological basis for Matthew’s recording of Jesus’ instruction on the cost of discipleship. Chapter 4 discusses the methodology of the project and details the exposition of the sermon series “Something to Die For.” Chapter 5 analyzes and evaluates the results of the project and includes theological and personal reflection on the project.