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August 22, 2021

Pastor Tom Grieb continues our series "unhurried" about discipleship. If we are really interested in discipleship, then we need to consider how Jesus did it. That will point us to how Jesus interacted with his disciples. There’s no doubt that he taught them a lot, but Jesus went much further than simply instructing his disciples. He opened his life to them, living as a model for how they were to live. Jesus also gave his disciples plenty of opportunity to give ministry a try. He was all about sending them out. This is the rhythm of discipleship: instruction, example, and sending forth. Paul was also all about discipleship and raising up leaders for service within Christ’s church. In Colossians 3:12ff., Paul offers a list of characteristics that every Christian should “put on” as they seek to be in relationship with others. Paul also talks about “the word of Christ dwelling richly” in every Christian so others are taught and encouraged in the faith. The right balance of invitation and challenge form the basis of helping persons along in the faith.

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Passage: Colossians 3:12-17

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