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What is the Christian life all about? Have you ever stopped to ask yourself this question? Why do you "go to church"? How do our beliefs and practices line up with the apostolic teaching and practices as found in the NT? After much reflection on my own experiences and understanding of the Scriptures, I would venture that in many cases, we've lost sight of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. We have complicated matters. We have added layer upon layer of tradition over the pristine teaching of the apostles.
As we turn to the pages of the NT, especially in the Gospels and Acts, we see that to be a follower of Jesus Christ is to be a "disciple". Therefore, the Christian life can be summed up in one word as "discipleship". This is contrary to most Christians' conception that discipleship is some optional commitment that one makes at a later stage of their Christian walk, or that it is for "advanced" Christians only. Furthermore, Christians usually go through "discipleship programs" using para-church organizations, outside of the local church. In fact, some Christians spend their whole lives attending program after program, only to get burned out in the end.
It is our conviction that we need to get back to the Bible and see for ourselves what discipleship (i.e. the Christian life) entails. We need to get back to the basics! We need to be like Mary, "who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said." (Luke 10:39). Further, we contend that it is vitally important to learn together as a body, as a community. To this end, we invite you to join us in our quest.
|Why?||to learn, fellowship, and pray together|
|When?||once or twice a month|
We hope these studies will be challenging and LIFE-changing. Our approach will seek to be biblically faithful while remaining practical to LIFE:
L isten to the Scriptures with an
I nteract with each other so we can learn together
F ollow what we learn in our daily walk
E ncourage each other along the way
If you are interested or have any questions, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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