It's been a month since I posted last, but not because I haven't been working on ideas.  I'm preparing for the summer months, when working on this website will be one of my main goals.  I have many ideas for getting more information and study helps out for you all this summer.

In the mean time, I wanted to consider what it means to be a disciple.  Our sermon tonight at church was not new to me, but it was a great reminder, and one I wanted to share.

In the 1st Century, Jewish education had three levels:

House of the Book

-PARTICIPANTS: all children
-AGE: until 12
-GOAL: Study and Memorize the first 5 books of the Bible

House of Study

-PARTICIPANTS: the best students
-AGE: 12-14
-GOAL: Study and Memorize the rest of the Old Testament


-PARTICIPANTS: the best of the best
-Had to ask the rabbi, if the rabbi consented he would ask the student to follow him
1. To learn the rabbi's yoke (teachings/views)
2. To do what the rabbi does
3. To carry on the rabbi's work
Jesus broke the tradition and asked average people to "follow him."  Anyone can become a disciple of Jesus, and our goals are the same:
1.  To learn the teachings of Jesus
2. To become like Jesus
3. To carry on Jesus' work

The disciples that Jesus asked to "follow him," immediately left their nets, their families, their businesses, and followed Jesus. 
Is there anything in your life that you need to leave behind in order to become a disciple?  What are you doing to make these goals your own?

Thanks to Dom who spoke tonight and shared these reminders from Mark 1:16-20

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