The Path of Discipleship: Community & Discipleship (November 19, 2023) Dr. Brad Hoffmann

The Path of Discipleship 

Discipleship and Community  

November 19, 2023 

Dr. Brad Hoffmann, pastor 


The Priesthood of the Believer and the Believers Priesthood 


1 Peter 2:9–10 (ESV): But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. 


Discipleship and Community 


Ephesians 2:18–22 (ESV): For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21 in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22 In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. 


Acts 2:42–47 (ESV): And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. 


Hebrews 10:23–25 (ESV): Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. 


There is belonging in a community. 



I share and listen to stories in the community. 


We are shaped by community. 

The Next Step 


A common faith  


Group life participation  


Membership identification  


Mission engagement  



Speaker: Brad Hoffmann
November 19, 2023

Acts 2:42-43


Brad Hoffmann

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