Christian Discipleship


Book Summary: By his own testimony, Jesus fulfilled the Covenant of Law. This includes the Feasts of Israel, around which Old Testament worship was organized. Since we are “in Christ,” we also fulfill the feasts as we follow him in the Way of Discipleship. This is not a step-by-step process, but a seasonal harvest as we are transformed by the power of the Spirit. In essence, walking in discipleship is our primary calling and ministry.

The first three feasts – Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits – foreshadowed the blessings that come to us at conversion. We are redeemed, delivered, forgiven, and justified in God’s sight. Set apart as a member of God’s own family, we grow in knowledge and wisdom and grace. We keep the feast of Pentecost through the ongoing sanctification of the Holy Spirit, by whose power we are enabled to do the Father’s will. Finally, we fulfill the feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles, as we are changed in the inner man, denying ourselves and taking up the cross of Christ. As we share in his sufferings and minister his love to others, we bear the fruit of the Spirit, becoming more like Jesus.

Copyright 2011

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Horizontal response:  Salvation in Christ is both an accomplished event through the cross (God's part) and a spiritual journey to which we are called (our part, led by God’s Spirit). Our journey is not one that we undertake alone, for we are called to travel together with the household of faith, just as the children of Israel left Egypt together as a group. Because we have all been delivered by the blood of Christ, we are called to commit ourselves not only to Christ, but to our brothers and sisters in the body. Since we have been made acceptable to the Father through Christ, we are called to accept our brothers and sisters in Christ in the same spirit. The Lord cleans his fish after he catches them, not before. How can we, who still need to grow and mature, reject others who are in the same state? We must accept others before we can fulfill God's command to love them.

“He hath made us accepted in the beloved, in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.” (Eph. 1:6,7 KJV) “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” (Rom. 15:7) “Accept him whose faith is weak.”  (Rom. 14:1)

From: Chapter 3  Passover

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