Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Being a Disciple of Jesus Christ

It has been a very long time since I have written anything, so I thought I would restart my blog. Over the past year I have become convicted that as disciples of Jesus Christ we should learn what it means to be a disciple. After much thought and study I have come to some simple truths. First, I believe a disciple of Jesus Christ needs to have the heart and passion of Christ. We know a disciple is to have a heart and passion for Christ, but I am thinking about having the heart and passion of Christ. How many times in scripture do you see the words "and He had compassion for them"? Jesus cared for the hurting, and as disciples we too must care for the hurting. The teachings of Matthew 25 keep ringing in my ear "whatever you did" for one of these you did for me. I know the scripture teaches that "By this will all men know that you are my disciples, if you love one another" how about loving those God has put in our path, isn't that also a testimony of a believer and a disciple of Jesus Christ? I believe we have, at times, focused only on the spiritual side of the good news and we have been silent in the area of temporal sharing. The mission is too important for us to be silent - too many hurting people need help before they will be able to hear - it is time to share His love. In Him J. Tom Washburn

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