Back to Basics Part 1: Who are you following?

Lasya preached this message on  June 2nd 2024 at Word of Grace.

Let’s start with a quiz – what were Jesus’ first words to any of his disciples?   And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Matthew 5:18-19 

About 10 times in each of the gospels, Jesus says”follow me” to his disciples. 

You can be a social media follower of Jesus- enjoy his teachings, subscribe to his beliefs, and tomorrow if you see something that doesn’t align with how you think or feel, you can unfollow. 

University style of following – listen to sermons, learn the Hebrew and Greek but don’t actually know how to put it into practice. Spiritually obese. A disciple is a life-long learner: not an academic acquiring information about God, but a craftsman acquiring skills in the faith.” –Eugene Peterson

Word of Grace⁠ is an Evangelical (Born Again),  Spirit-filled (Charismatic), Reformed, English-speaking church in Pune that upholds the Bible as God’s inspired Word for life. We are a church community with people from every part of India and the world. We are here to put the Great Command and the Great Commission into practice by equipping and releasing every member into works of service.  Word of Grace is part of a wider international family of Churches called ⁠RegionsBeyond⁠.

 

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