One big question has been running through my mind over the past few months: “What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ?”. Is the measure of discipleship how much of the bible I know? implying “knowledge only” discipleship. Or does it mean more to be a disciple of Christ?
A closer look at the bible, especially the book of Acts gives us a look into the lives of the early disciples of Christ. In their instance, discipleship was not just “knowledge only”, it touched every area of their lives. It shaped their world view, their relationships, how they perceived society, how they lived their lives, the choices that they made and so on.
It appears that discipleship goes beyond just “knowledge” of the bible. It is a lifestyle that aims to be like Christ. Jesus said in John 8:31, “….If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples”.
Have a great month ahead.
– Pastor Benson