Just Ordinary Guys

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016

How to be a Real Disciple

Being a disciple of Jesus means that we are being transformed into his image. – Francis Chan (Church planter and former teaching pastor of Cornerstone Community Church in Simi Valley, California)

Key Bible Verse: “You will see greater things than this.” (John 1:50)

Dig Deeper: John 1:35-51

Two thousand years ago, Jesus walked up to a handful of men and said, “Follow me.”

They were ordinary people like you and me. As they went about their business on the day Jesus called them, none of them would have expected his life to change so quickly and completely.

The disciples could not have fully understood what they were getting into when they responded to Jesus’ call. Whatever expectations or excitement they felt, nothing could have prepared them for what lay ahead. Everything about Jesus – his teaching, compassion, and wisdom; his life, death and resurrection; his power, authority, and calling – would shape every aspect of the rest of their lives.

In only a few years, these simple men were standing before some of the most powerful rulers on earth and being accused of “turn[ing] the world upside down” (Acts 17:6 ESV). What began as simple obedience to the call of Jesus ended up changing their lives, and ultimately, the world.

– Francis Chan in Multiply

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