April 13, 2008

Jesus (and your small group) make house calls

Posted in better disciples at 9:39 PM by alexlozada

During Mountain Christian’s Grace Anatomy message series, Ben Cachiaras and Rob Kastens have used stories of Jesus’ miracle healings in the Gospel of Luke to teach about God’s grace.  Today Ben continued using medically oriented illustrations with the phrase “Jesus (still) makes house calls” to describe his resurrection of the widow’s son at the city gate of Nain.  Unlike the miracle Luke records immediately before it (Roman centurion seeking out Jesus on behalf of his servant), Jesus initiates this life-changing encounter.

Friends that are helping you become a better disciple (whether they are in a “formal” small group or 1-1 or w/ people w/ whom you serve in a ministry or …) make house calls in a similar way.  Whether it’s something as practical and meaningful as bring over meals and helping w/ childcare in crisis times, or encouraging you to follow through on spiritual growth – friends take the initiative to come to you.

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