Pastors' Blog

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Category: Discipleship

On vacation I was doing some reading in preparation for the Men's Retreat, (October 6 to 8 - sign up today) and I came across this thought provoking quote on the nature of grace and true discipleship.

“The only man who has the right to say that he is justified by grace alone is the man who has left all to follow Christ.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
 

The word discipleship is to Christianity what the phrase "based on a true story" is to Hollywood.  It could mean almost anything...  Or at least that what it seems.  This word gets bandied about quite a bit, but what do we mean when we use it? Hard question to answer, because in reality, discipleship covers a lot of legitimate ground in the Christian life. So maybe it would be helpful to define it within a specific context, like say, Student Ministries Small Groups. When we say that through... Read More