Discipleship requires only 3 things.
- Relationship with God (you have this through your Baptism)
- Relationship with another person
- God’s Word
What if it could be this easy at home?
“because a home centered on Jesus becomes the epicenter of an active life of faith.”
What if you could suspend your skepticism and disbelief?
If you are willing to experiment even just for two weeks, I think you’ll find that a future where your family is growing together in faith, where people are responding to Jesus command to love, and where you each know what discipleship can look like, is not only possible, but simple.
*Resist the urge to over-engineer. K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid)*
So here it is, Discipleship 101 at Home:
1. Talk about the Bible together.
2. Encourage each other to live it out.
You decide when and how you Read the Bible (together or apart, reading or listening).
You decide how you Reflect on it.
You decide how to Encourage each other to Live Out God’s Word.
Maybe you’ll listen to the Bible in your car (free Biblegateway.com app) while you’re driving to school or work, or when you’re returning home? Maybe you’ll decide to prepare for a lifeGroup discussion.
Personally, I need to read and reflect on scripture before I get together to talk about it, or my conversation will stay at the surface.
If you need an idea: Choose a Gospel, read a chapter and reflect on it on day 1, discuss it and its application on day 2, and practice living it out day 3.
Check out “30 Things” or any of the other tools in our Disciple’s Utility Kit www.livelifetogether.com/discipleship-read/
4 “Listen, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. 5 And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. 6 And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. 8 Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. 9 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. –Deuteronomy 6:4-8
Be the catalyst in your home, and see what God does, even in two weeks.
How do you talk about God’s Word and His commands all the time with those in your family? How are you experimenting? Please let me know in the comments or via email: [email protected]