Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Christian Discipline and Hearing the Voice of God - Chapter 5 b

Wisdom Means Sitting Under Gifted Teachers and Wise Counselors

God Commands Us to Sit Under Wise Teachers and for Some To Be Teachers

Now part of the church experience includes sitting under wise teachers, or having the gift of teaching.  It seems that God didn’t think his Bible was all we would need to work out our Christian lives.  Priests, judges, prophets, teachers, preachers, elders, apostles are just some of the job titles of teachers that God appoints to help us to greater understanding of His Word.  

But, if you’re anything like me, I hated school, even though I loved learning.  Maybe you aren’t like me and you loved school, but learning wasn’t high on your list of fun things to do.  Either way, God has made it abundantly clear that we need teachers.  

This is part of the 5th chapter in a book that has been created here on this blog.  The book will be available on April 26 under the title God Called - He Needs Your Decision!  This will be the Kindle edition.  The print edition will follow approximately May 15, and the audio is slated for availability around June 1.  

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The rest of this chapter was available free for almost a year, but has now been removed.  It is my hope that you will truly enjoy the book and that it will bless you.  Some have already reported their thoughts about the book.  Early readers report below. 

You’ve made the decision to trust God, follow Jesus, and be indwelt by the Holy Spirit.

But those are only the first decisions that God allows his followers to make.  The Christian experience is a process of making one decision after another.  We make choices about:
    loving God and others
    participating in Christian disciplines
    seeking God’s direction in our daily lives
    being on fire or lukewarm
    desiring to hear God’s specific calling on our life
    opening our heart to actually hear from God

Where are you in the decision process? Do you need a jump start? Here’s what others said:

“I started attending church again after reading God Called  JS

“I read the first few chapters of God Called but couldn’t go on.  Too convicting” TB

“After reading half of God Called, I started making big changes.” CC

Even as a Pastor sometimes we can lose focus on what it really is to be a 
true disciple of Christ.

I would recommend it to any Pastor or leader of a church
Great Stuff!

Robert Hill - Administrative Pastor
Core Church Los Angeles

Author Randy Kirk is a layman who makes his living as a marketing consultant.  He has written this book in hopes of motivating serious Christians to be open to hearing God’s call “Whom shall I send. And who will go for us.” Then respond, as Isaiah did, “Here am I.  Send me.”

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1 comment:

christian said...

It has been difficult in years past for me to share openly and deeply with others about issues in my Christian life. I used to worry about judgment and rejection based on my actions or non-actions. I lived for years in isolation from other believers, feeling "safer" dealing with life on my own (aside from sharing with my spouse).

But it became almost unbearable to do life alone. My spouse and I both needed support that can only come from friends on the same spiritual journey. We joined a small group at church almost 6 years ago, and we have never looked back. Sharing and doing life together, with other imperfect people who are desiring to follow Jesus in the best way we know how in spite of our sinful hearts, has been the most wonderful experience. We were meant for relationship, to encourage and be encouraged to carry and be carried, to confront and be confronted.

My only regret is that we didn't seek out such friendships sooner. We can't imagine doing life without this intimate, spiritual support.