There were moments on this trip I wish we could bottle and share with everyone: one of our students getting saved, many students getting right with God, students taking bold steps to talk to strangers about Jesus, many hours serving in a poverty-stricken community, and a powerful foot-washing ceremony. This is the disciple-multiplying process in action.
I view discipleship as loving others more than myself and truly living life with them in a way that influences them to love Jesus more.
During the first half of this summer we'll be going through the book of Titus together on Sunday mornings and talking about what it looks like for us in this moment to take on the challenge of living well and doing good.
This last year moved me. It’s not because this year was different; it’s because this year I felt like Jesus invited me to be quieter and watch for these moments and document them for future generations of our church to read about.
Speak truth to your students and point them towards the understanding that all the burdens society places on them are not theirs to carry. Instead when they find their identity in Christ it brings wholeness, freedom, and peace.
While I am saying that our motivation and attitude in serving others should be checked, sometimes you just have to get out there and do it!
On April 14 we witnessed 30 students step out in faith and publicly declare that they are followers of Jesus as they were baptized in front of the church.
In this series, we will study Romans 12 and see what it looks like to be part of the team that Jesus is creating. As we will see, when we are following Jesus, no one sits on the bench!