Wednesday Bible Study
Disciples' Path - "The Mission"
- Written by Lon Lorton Lon Lorton
THE MISSION – SESSION 4.
"WE DIE WITH CHRIST"
In our previous Bible Studies in this series, we looked at the amazing truth that Jesus willingly suffered and sacrificed Himself in order to provide a way for all humanity to experience reconciliation with God. We also saw that choosing to follow Jesus as His disciples means embracing our own calls to suffer and sacrifice – all in the ministry of proclaiming the message of the Gospel and advancing God’s kingdom in this world (and our daily lives). With this lesson, we switch the focus. We have seen that Christ came to us, that He came with a mission, and that He willingly came to die on our behalf. Beginning with this lesson, we’ll take a deeper look at what it means for us to follow in His steps (our lives following a similar pattern to His).
As we begin today, we thank God for the chance to connect with Jesus, and the reality of His sacrifice through our own experiences of dying to self. We also ask Holy Spirit to reveal anything at all that might be hindering us in our walk with our Lord Jesus Christ.