I Believe In You Week 1 Teaching Notes

I Believe In You

 A mentoring relationship is developed when a person looks to someone else who is further along in their walk with God or in a certain area of ministry or skill to glean from that person’s God-given wisdom and experience.

 Since there will always be someone who knows

more or has experienced more than us and
someone who knows less and has experienced
less than us, we are all therefore in a
position to be mentored and to mentor.

2 Timothy 2:2

“You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.

 

Scripture is filled with examples of this multiplication process through mentoring relationships:

  • Jethro invested into the life of Moses. Moses invested into the life of Joshua and the elders of Israel. Joshua invested into the lives of others.
  • Eli invested into the life of Samuel. Samuel invested into the life of Saul and then David. David invested into the lives of others.
  • Jesus invested into the lives of the twelve disciples who in turn invested into the lives of others.
  • Barnabas invested into the life of Saul, also called Paul. Paul invested into the life of Timothy. Timothy invested into the lives of others.

 

 Mentors shepherd by coming along side with counsel, consult, guidance, instruction, and challenge but primarily by modeling. The Apostle Paul depicted mentoring relationships when he wrote…

 

1 Corinthians 4:15-17

15 For even if you had ten thousand others to teach you about Christ, you have only one spiritual father. For I became your father in Christ Jesus when I preached the Good News to you.

16 So I urge you to imitate me.

17 That’s why I have sent Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord. He will remind you of how I follow Christ Jesus, just as I teach in all the churches wherever I go.A Network of Mentors:

1 Corinthians 11:1

“And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.”

 

Unlikely Matches

Pride – “No one is better than me!”

False Humility – “I can’t help anyone.”

 

  1. Honest Assessment of where you are in your overall growth.
  2. Honest Assessment of where you could be.
  3. Ask the hard questions.
    1. 3 primary areas of growth.
      1. How are you growing in service?
      2. How are you growing in relationship?
      3. How are you growing in knowledge?