This week, Pastor Parkey begins a brand new series called “Disciple” about who the disciples were and how their mandates define us & our purpose as modern disciples of God! What can we learn from God’s instructions to them and their instructions to others?
Jesus’ stance was strong when it came to discipleship; “go and make disciples of all nations.” In the original language, the Old Testament word for disciple was “limmud,” which means accustomed, to learn, or taught. Disciple guard, live, and teach the word of God (Isaiah 8:16). They also minister to others and to be awakened to learn every morning (Isaiah 50:4). Disciples possess a willing, listening, obedient heart!
Now in contrast, the New Testament word for disciple is “mathetes,” which means student, pupil, and apprentice. Modern disciples are meant to go and study with a recognized scholar, imitating his life, faith, and works, concentrating on mastering the Word as well as the Master’s interpretations of it!
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The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are …