|161 - How I Became a Disciple (Part 1)|
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Wednesday, December 10 2008 13:02|
NOTE: This two-part article is excerpted from my new book, Chapter 6, “How I Became a Disciple—A Case Study,” Pastoring Men (Moody Publishers) scheduled for release January, 2009. Part 1 covers my “calling” to Christ, and in Part 2 I’ll show you how I was “equipped” and “sent.”
Growing up in the church, I assumed I was “in.” Jesus was my example. However, I have no recollection of any teaching that I needed a Savior, or that Jesus wanted to have a relationship with me to help guide my life. I’m not saying the gospel was not preached, only that I have no such recollection. My parents and three brothers had the same experience.
Religion for me was veneration of a majestic historical figure but with no present relevance or personal application. I believed in a God I did not understand, and lived in a world which I had no reason to think He inhabited.
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