Where do you go to discover what it means to live as a disciple of Jesus? What even IS a disciple? Jesus called His disciples to repent, believe and follow - not as a one time event but as an ongoing process where we learn to look more like Him every day. In this series, we'll discover how Jesus interpreted and exposed the law of God (the Commands of the Old Testament), in order to renovate the heart of humanity.
Part 1 - Murder of the Mind
When was the last time you were angry?
Matthew 4:23 ESV
23 And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.
Jesus' Kingdom wasn't offered to those who thought they belonged, it was given to those who knew they didn't.
Matthew 5:17 ESV
17 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.
Jeremiah 31:31-32 ESV
31 Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah,
32 not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord.
Jeremiah 31:33-34 ESV
33 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
The New Covenant will transform your heart so that you naturally live like a disciple. So You'll choose Godly things not because of FEAR, but because you've been FORGIVEN.
It's an INTERNAL relationship that changes our EXTERNAL routine
Matthew 5:2-22 ESV
21 You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’
22 But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.
The New Covenant will not be a law on paper, but a way of living written on the heart
We murder in our HEARTS long before we murder with our HANDS
Being a disciple is not just about being right with God THROUGH Jesus, it's about being right with others BECAUSE of Jesus
You can cultivate the mindset of a disciple by looking more like Jesus every day – by checking the motivations of your heart and not just the actions of your hands. By realizing that you can’t be right with God if you're wrong with others.
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