Make Disciples  – What Is a Disciple?

Read: Luke 6:40, Matthew 4:18-22 What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? As you will discover, the answer is fairly simple, but it changes your life completely. The word disciple refers to a student or apprentice. Disciples in Jesus’s day would follow...

Obey – Radical Risk and Radical Reward

Read: Matthew 10 Jesus said to his followers, “Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” In this, Jesus clearly acknowledged that following him involves risking the safety, security, and satisfaction we look for in this...

Obey – Compassion for Those God Has Compassion Upon

Read: Luke 16:19-31 Jesus told a story about a rich man who lived in luxury while he ignored a poor man, Lazarus, who sat outside his gate, covered with sores and surrounded by dogs, eating the scraps that fell from the rich man’s table. Both men died. The rich man...

Obey – Christ’s Plan for Us

Read: John 21:15-22 Loving Jesus enough to follow and obey him leads to radical new priorities in our lives, including making disciples and giving sacrificially to the poor. First, picture Jesus in the upper room as he prepares to go to the cross. Praying to the...

Obey – Infinite Treasure

Read: Matthew 13:44-46 As we saw in yesterday’s devotional, Jesus’ claim on our lives is exclusive and demanding. And so, if we are not careful, we can misconstrue Jesus’ radical statements in the Gospels and begin to think that he does not want the best for us. But...