GROWING UP AND GROWING OUT
Updated: Feb 23
Jesus commissioned his disciples to go and make disciples and teach them to obey everything that He had taught them (Matthew 28:19-20). Before the early church were ever called Christians they were simply known as disciples. Discipleship is central to the Christian life. Not just believing in Jesus or being baptised in water. These things are the start of the Christian life... day one experiences. Discipleship is a lifelong process of learning to follow Christ's example, obeying His teachings and becoming like Him in character. Even that was not an end itself, as Christ also wants each of His disciples to be fruitful and to make more disciples.
Being a disciple of Jesus is radical. A true disciple is not satisfied with the bare minimum. Just going to a weekly meeting, putting a few pounds into an offering basket and trying to be a good person. True disciples are all in, committed to Jesus and determined to follow in His footsteps. In the days following Pentecost (Acts 2), the early church - baptised and Holy Spirit filled believers - radically devoted themselves to follow and live out the teachings of Christ, as they had been instructed by the apostles that had been with Him (Acts 2:41-47). Daily, they met together, ate together, learned together and worshipped God together. They stood out from society and they grew in number as people saw the joy, the peace and the life they shared. They were not Christians in name only, as we see so often today. They were the real deal. Disciples of Jesus.
At Resurrection Church that is what we are going for. Our focus is on being disciples and making disciples. We are teach simple and reproducible methods to help each individual grow in maturity as a disciple and train others to do the same. We want people to be connected to God and to each other, so we value fellowship and friendship. We explore the Bible together and seek to understand and apply it to our lives.
If you want to know more, our Discovery Bible Course is every Sunday evening at 7pm. All are welcome. For more details fill out our contact form and we'll get back to you.