GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE …
“I Am a Disciple”
I am a disciple. This is in response to my last Blog question: “Are you a member?” At that time I considered myself a member. Now, I’m working on changing my membership to discipleship.
“Being a disciple requires sacrifice.” – Pastor James E. Brice
We may have become quite comfortable in our membership, but to make the change to discipleship requires sacrifice. My personal sacrifice is to change my mindset. I feel that by keeping my mind (focus) on Jesus (on what would Jesus do) staying true to His Word (obeying Him) I’ll grow my relationship with Him and grow into my discipleship.
Read: Matthew 4:18-19. Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee. He saw two fishermen, Peter and Andrew, casting a net into the lake. Jesus told them to follow Him and He would send them out to fish for people.
“Jesus’ first directive and his last directive to Peter was, ‘Follow Me!’” – Pastor James E. Brice
“At once they left their nets and followed him.” – Matthew 4:20 (NIV).
Pastor James E, Brice gave Scriptures (Tools) in which to move from membership to discipleship. He gave several, however, I’ve just listed a few of them.
Scripture References: Ephesians 2:8-10 & Romans 3:21-27 (Trust) – Philippians 1:20-21 & Romans 14:7-9 (Worship) – Matthew 6:24 & Galatians 1:10 (Love) – 1 Corinthians 11:1 & John 15:10 (Imitate) – 1 Peter 1:2 & Matthew 18:20 (Obey).
Trust in Jesus for salvation – Worship Him – Love Him with your whole heart – Imitate His Life – Obey His Teaching. Trust – Worship – Love – Imitate – Obey… words from Pastor James E. Brice on discipleship. He also spoke on how a disciple should act while in church.
“Come to worship – leave to serve!” – Pastor James E. Brice
If you were not in the zoom-room while Pastor James E. Brice was teaching, then you missed his enthusiasm – his spiritually charged energy in conveying the Word of God. He will close us out on Wednesday night of next week – don’t miss it! Wednesday Feb. 15th 7:00pm to 7:40pm via Zoom – Facebook – Tele-Conference (888) 633-1082.
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan