"Life as an Apprentice"
Welcome to our 10-part study on being a Disciple or “Life as an Apprentice of Jesus.” As we prayerfully seek a new denominational affiliation, we are in a unique and necessary time to newly define who we are and what we are about. No matter the details, our future as a vital church depends on our going deep and with passion into lives as apprentices of Jesus. If you and I will give our lives to this, the rest of the details will be just that, details.
This really matters to your relationship to God. We are warned in Hebrews 2:1-3, “We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. For since the message spoken through angels was binding, and every violation and disobedience received its just punishment, how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.” Speaking to you from my heart and from Hebrews 6:9, “even though I speak like this, dear friends, I am convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation.”
See you Sunday.
Your friend on the journey,
“I am learning from Jesus to live MY life the way JESUS would live my life if JESUS was ME.”
Here we will see that obedience is at the heart of our love for Jesus. It is thus the center, if you will, of our
“life as an apprentice” of Jesus the Christ.
FAITH is the beginning of your journey as an apprentice and FAITH is also vital to your ongoing relationship with Jesus.
You were created to work alongside God as he literally makes you a new creation or gives you a new birth – that is the radical the transformation of your life that God desires. There are HABITS FOR ALL Christians that allow us to participate alongside God.3
It is within the accountably relationships that we come to a knowledge of the direct, active, immediate leading of God-the-Spirit – together!
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
You can reasonable to expect Jesus to tailor your apprenticeship to YOUR strengths and YOUR weaknesses.
How you deal with your emotional brokenness makes all the difference though, in your life as an apprentice.
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Believers are created to speak to others about their faith in Jesus.
Every Christian should be deeply concerned about all his fellow men [“humans”]. And it is part of his [and her] Christian vocation to serve them in whatever way they can.” [John Stott, Basic Christianity, 1958.]
2 Peter 1:3-11
Christians are responsible to grow in God’s own holy character.
10 - ______
6 - ___________