Being Christ’s Disciple

This morning we begin a 6-week study into Christ’s teaching of what He expects from us as His disciples.

Accepting Christ as Savior and declaring Him as Lord is far more than a ‘free ticket to heaven.’  It’s time to realize that getting born again is not something we do just to miss hell. Our purpose is to please God. To lay down our lives in order to fulfill His desires. Our top priority is to give ourselves to Him and to live in communion with Him. To spend enough time with Him that we can hear His voice and respond in obedience.

As Pastor Platt wrote, “In a world of urgent spiritual and physical need, gospel-believing, God-exalting believers don’t have time to waste their lives on a faith that’s been distorted by the American Dream.  The American Dream prizes what people can accomplish when they believe in themselves, trust in their abilities, and work hard.  But the gospel has different priorities.  It beckons us to die to ourselves, believe in God, and trust in His power.  The goal of the American Dream is to make much of ourselves.  The goal of the gospel is to make much of God.”

Let’s commit ourselves to Jesus’ words this week as we go through this study together!

-Pastor Gary