We can’t say when a person becomes a Christian. Not even at what point the apostles crossed the line.
We are to make disciples
He makes Christians
What is discipleship?
1. Becoming more and more like Jesus
2. Letting more of Jesus abide in me
It’s a response to Jesus being my Lord and Savioiur
We believe in Jesus’ death, resurrection and return
But what about the focus on incarnation – if we are to go as the Father sent the Son.
What about his teachings?
That stuff is the LORD part
It’s not just the Saviour piece -as sin management
We are eternally destined to be confirmed to his image.
Bonhoeffer – ‘Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.’
… the Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose. It is even doubtful, you know, whether the whole universe was created for any other purpose.