Disciple: The Divide Between Casual Religion And Life Changing Devotion To Christ
This week is know by Christ followers world-wide as Passion Week. I love this time of year. The dedication to an outward focus with the church, the anticipation of an exciting day of worship on Easter, a joyous end to 40 days of fasting… It all adds up to a very exciting week for me each and every year.
This Easter will be my first with the people of the PottersHouseChurch.org.
We have been fasting together. We are praying together. Over the past few weeks we have served together heavily.
We are making changes, growing steadily, giving faithfully and open to the future Christ has for us.
This will indeed be an amazing week.
Starting this Sunday Ill begin an intense teaching series through the Book of Romans. This 16 chapter book is the Apostle Paul’s personal treatise and statement of belief. Contained in Romans we fine the greatest of truths by which Christians live.
Paul’s words are motivational, exciting, challenging… strongly worded, sometimes harsh, always redemptive and all around passionate.
Below is the first few verses of Romans. Would you commit to read it with me as we walk through the series DISCIPLE?
It is going to be a life changing experience.
“This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, chosen by God to be an apostle and sent out to preach his Good News. God promised this Good News long ago through his prophets in the holy Scriptures. The Good News is about his Son. In his earthly life he was born into King David’s family line, and he was shown to be the Son of God when he was raised from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit. He is Jesus Christ our Lord. Through Christ, God has given us the privilege and authority as apostles to tell Gentiles everywhere what God has done for them, so that they will believe and obey him, bringing glory to his name. And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ. I am writing to all of you in Rome who are loved by God and are called to be his own holy people. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.” (Romans 1:1-7 NLT)