It’s a scary word, right? But why? Well, because, as a Christ follower, there is no way around its meaning. The word disciple is crystal clear. It’s the word Jesus chose to call His followers. Straight up, it simply says, “Teach me, show me, guide me, and I will…follow.” And the reality is, it’s a way better description of those choosing to follow Jesus than Christian.
We are putting it all on the table every Sunday as we continue the message series, Christian. And God is at work. This past Sunday, someone approached me after the services and shared, “I became a disciple today.” Their story may be one you can identify with. It was one of making a faith decision as a child but it never clicked…until Sunday. Our God is so amazing!
Know this. God is raising up a significant crowd of disciples at THE GATHERING Church. He’s molding and shaping us into who He created us to be. It’s a defining moment initiated by Him, which will result in a multitude of changed lives and a greater glory to the One who defines love.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:7-8 NIV