Personal Discipleship

Clarke and I have been invited, along with four other bloggers, to share devotional posts with our Church (Williamsburg Community Chapel) during Lent. Here’s the first post we’d like to also share with our Veracity readers as we start this ” Lessons In Lent” series on Ash Wednesday.

Lessons in Lent

The Life Line The Life Line by Winslow Homer, 1884

Personal discipleship has been a lifeline for me between what had become a comfortable and complacent Christian experience, and one that became vibrant, exciting, and very real. As we embark on this new Lenten series, I invite you to take a fresh approach to your devotional life.

Personal discipleship is the process in which a believer or seeker takes personal responsibility for investigating the claims and content of the Bible. While we all appreciate hearing a well-turned sermon in a moving worship service, sitting in a pew is a passive experience. None of us would get very far academically if all we ever did was attend lectures. We have to read, study, work some problems through, write, engage others in discussion, apply ourselves, and prepare to be tested. And so it is with our faith.

Matthew’s Gospel invites that kind of approach. His…

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This blog is topical and devotional--we post whatever interests us, whenever. If you want to follow in an orderly fashion, please see our Kaqexeß page. View all posts by John Paine

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