Throughout this series of “I am a Disciple”, we’ve looked at the steps: follow, change, do, repeat.
Today, Ben Tarbuck asks us, “What is stopping you from repeating?” and explores the levels of difficulty and hurt we experience and avoid… and how Jesus helps us to push through.
Jesus does things.
And as followers, we want to do things like Jesus does.
What is it that Jesus does?
Jesus serves others. It’s his heart for other people. We see in the Bible how he served the Father, his disciples, and the world – his community.
Steve digs into how Jesus serves people so well, and how we, as his disciples, can copy his amazing example to serve well.
Jesus was an incredible storyteller.
Stories are powerful. They’re the language of our lives. They help us to connect and remember.
This week, Chevon asks Phil Wright to share his powerful story of how Jesus changed his life and applies that to how we can use stories too.
Jesus is very clear about who He is, so that we can make a choice about whether or not to follow Him and allow Him to change us.
But what does it mean to be changed by Jesus? How can we be changed?
Rachel talks about the change on the inside which can be noticed on the outside. A change that only Jesus can make. Transformed from the inside.
Listen in to find out about the benefits of our new position as a Christian and the brilliant change process which comes with being a disciple of Jesus.
From the three distinct stages of being a disciple of Jesus – follow, change, do – Dave Belfield continues to look at being changed by Jesus.
There are some things we know but don’t understand. But Jesus wants to change our understanding about really matters.
What matters is who you are, not what you’ve done. And just as important is who you are becoming.
Using personal stories and what the Bible says, Dave unfolds what really matters in your life so you can be and do the best in life. And it boils down to this: Jesus wants to change our understanding so that we understand what really matters.
If you want Jesus to change you, have a listen to this!
There is fast change and there is slow change – instantaneous change and transformative change.
Jesus changes our status and sets us free immediately when we ask Him. And just like we change and develop naturally over time, Jesus transforms our stature over a period of time.
Dave talks about how Jesus changes our stature, our posture, our presence, so we become more like Jesus, reflectors of His presence, and make a huge difference in the world and our surroundings, resulting in people recognising the incredible person and presence of Jesus – who makes all the difference, wherever He is.
Looking at the story of the storm which resulted in Peter walking on the water, Ben notices how Jesus turned up just in the nick of time. The guys in the boat were fearful because of the fierce storm – just like we fear huge problems today.
If we are too afraid, we will never reach our full potential.
Jesus tells us to “get over it… don’t be afraid.” But how do we get over our fear?
Listen in as Ben describes what happened when Peter trusted Jesus, and what that means to us today to help us deal with our fear, reach our full potential, and “stand on the water”.