Speaker: Jerry Cisar
What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? A quick Amazon search on “discipleship” reveals that a lot has been written on the topic recently, and one would have to multiply that to figure many times to estimate what has been written in the last 2,000 years. However, with so much having been said on the topic, it seems that instead of greater clarity, a great fog has set in!
This Sunday we begin our new series, DISCIPLE 1.0: Examining the Original Release through Matthew’s Eyes. Matthew’s gospel, though it may not have been the first gospel written, is in some sense the first manual written on what it means to be a disciple. Very early it took the position of prominence at the front of our New Testaments because it gets to the core of what it means to be a disciple, including teaching us the very purpose for which disciples live.
If we want clarity about what it means to be a disciple, we must examine this first manual—the original release. The “20.19 release” consists of hundreds of books. All of these must be evaluated in light of the original release—1.0. Whatever else we consider important to being a disciple, Matthew’s gospel lays out for us what is essential.
Join us in worship as we begin this series exploring Matthew 3:1—4:17 under the heading, “There’s Another Kind of Kingdom Coming.” We will learn what the kingdom of heaven coming near (3:1 and 4:17) has to do with being a disciple.