Students of Teacher Jesus

January 22, 2023
Stephen Shelnutt
Matthew 7:24-27
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Can we really learn to become like Jesus?What sort of Curriculum would Jesus give us if we could?This week we explore what it means to be a student of Jesus and how you can actually learn to become the kind of person who does what He says to do!

Modes of “Knowing”

  1. Informational (lecture, sermon, reading, etc.)
  2. Observational (watch how the teacher/expert does it)
  3. Experiential (labs, “on the job training”, “hands on training”, practice actually doing the work that is intended, etc.)

Spiritual Disciplines

  • Fasting
  • Prayer
  • Silence 
  • Solitude
  • Giving
  • Worship 
  • Celebration
  • Sabbath (rest)
  • Study
  • Service
  • Submission
  • Simplicity

Extra Credit

  1. This week, set aside a Sabbath day off from your usual “work” and obligations
  2. During your Sabbath, set aside 2-3 hours in silence and solitude (devices off, by yourself, preferably out of the house)
  3. Read your Bible or other spiritual literature during your S&S time. Journal. Talk with God about the things occupying your thoughts. Enjoy nature around you.

Questions and Reflections:

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