If you think striving to be an apprentice of Jesus is something that is too difficult for you right now or reserved for "special" Christians, you may be confusing normal discipleship with being a monk (what those guys did was very hard indeed). Striving to be an apprentice of Jesus is the simple responsibility of all Christians. In the book, "Renovation of the Church," Mike Lueken writes, [for so many of us] the way we did church, the style of our services, the underlying values behind our ministry - these communicated a ‘gospel’ in which accepting Jesus was required, but apprenticeship to Him was optional. Apprenticeship to Jesus (aka discipleship) is simply striving to be with and become like Jesus. My hope with these "Learning 2B Disciples" posts is to provide one vehicle of apprenticeship that is within our reach, encourages us and keeps us accountable.
1. Prayer (Asking God for strength and help to follow Jesus today)
2. Study (Read with the desire to understand a chapter or portion of a chapter in a gospel)
3. Share (Tell a friend or small group how it went, what you learned, failures, struggles, small victories or big victories.)
Keep Pressing On,
- Tim Kirkes
I can plod. I can persevere in any definite pursuit. To this I owe everything.
- William Carey
My name is Tim Kirkes. I am honored to be the a child of my heavenly Father, the husband of Lisa, the father of two boys and the pastor of San Dimas Wesleyan church.