Thursday, March 12, 2009

So what does Disciple really mean?

When you accept Christ as your Lord and Saviour you have become a disciple of Christ, a Christian if you will. And being a Christian, is to want to become Christ like. So what was Christ like?

Becoming like Jesus Christ is having an intimate knowledge of who He is and that knowledge exists in your bible. In order to understand Christ we need to start with our bibles and learn from the master. Through study, prayer, practice and application of our knowledge of Christ.

But, but, but I need help with this. I assure you that no matter what help you get nobody can read your bible for you, nobody can have the relationship with God for you, nobody can apply what you learn except yourself. Think of it this way we are ultimately only responsible for ourselves. there is no short cut here reading and learning and hanging out with God in prayer is the only way to becoming a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

Imagine if you will if every professing Christian did this, would there still be the denominational mess of 33,000 plus Christian denominations making the way muddier and muddier for those searching for the living God? Perhaps it could be as Paul stated in Ephesians if only;


Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Each part does it's work and it is all done in Love with Jesus as the head and the rest of us as parts designed for what? Questions are part of the journey of true discipleship and when you have the answers then you can be assured of your task and go at it with a fervor that doesn't exist when one is unsure.


The Lord bless and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up his countenance upon you,
And give you peace.

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