Why is it so many professing Christians do not experience genuine transformation into Christlikeness? It is because such transformation involves discipleship and obedience, two words that been divorced from the modern understanding of what it means to be saved. The answer is to recognize the new life principle at work in the renewed mind and will that brings us into loving, intimacy with the living Christ as we learn to observe "all things He commanded us."
Great Sermon! Excellent practical teaching here, on the essentials and basics of Discipleship.
To be part of a true church of the Lord Jesus Christ, is to be being instructed in and learning how to observe and live out all that Christ has commanded. Praise be to God that in the Gospel of his Son, we have a new inward regulative principle to live by, and not just a new set of rules.
The Great Commission requires us to preach the Gospel AND make disciples....on these conditions alone is Christ's presence promised. Thank you for highlighting this very important principle which is too often sidelined.