Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Life of Discipleship

I am currently reading a wonderfully challenging book entitled The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In this book, he writes about the importance of taking Jesus' call to follow seriously. This month at church we are going to do just that, we are going to seriously consider what it means to obey the call to discipleship. The problem is that a lot of times, when we talk about following Christ and being a disciple, we leave it at that. We say, "It is important to follow Jesus." Then everyone nods their heads saying, "Yes, yes, very important!" But then, we have no idea what that following looks like! We all know we should be following Jesus, but where? How? As our Catechism says again and again, "What does this mean?"

This month we are going to put flesh on the idea of following Christ. During this sermon series we are going to give you real life ways that you live out your life of discipleship more fully by emphasizing three critical aspects of the life of a disciple: worship, Bible study, and serving our neighbors. We are going to show you how our congregation is offering you opportunities to do all three of these things. We will not just say, "Be a disciple!" and leave you on your own. No way! We are going to give you discipleship opportunities. It is my prayer that you will join us for this series of sermons entitled "Me? A Disciple?" and prayerfully consider God's call to discipleship in your life!

Pastor Bob

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