Discipleship Is Life

March 2016 archive
Do you think of yourself as a Disciple of Jesus Christ? Have you ever used this term to describe yourself? What is a Disciple?

For years now I have operated with the following definition of “Disciple”?

A Disciple is someone who is called by and follows Jesus.

One of Satan’s greatest deceptions is the belief that being a Christian is the most important part of who we are. Did you catch the deception here? It’s subtle and crafty, but should we really expect any less from the father of lies.

Being a Christian is not a part of life, because God cannot be relegated to just a part of anything. Christianity is not just something we believe or associate with and it’s not just a set of values. Being a Christian means we are Disciples of Jesus Christ. Being a disciple of Jesus means we are a people who have been called by Him into faith and now follow Him in every-thing and with everything.

When there is a question, He answers it. When we don’t know which way to go, He leads us. When we are trapped in our own guilt and shame, He frees us. If we have it, He provided it. There is nothing that happens in this world, in which He is unaware or uninvolved. There is no part of us that is separate from Him. For in Jesus, we live and move and have our being.

Over the next few months you are going to hear me start using this phrase, “Discipleship is Life.” This phrase is designed to blur and hopefully shatter the fences we place around our lives so that the Christian parts of our lives do not meet up with the rest. The only way to do this is to listen to the Word of the one whom we follow and the goal is to become comfortable with who we are…Disciples of Jesus Christ.
 
In His Grip,
Pastor Guy Roberts