Many believers have a misunderstanding of their faith. They erroneously believe that the Christian life is about salvation rather than relationship with God. As such, after salvation, there are only a few things to do to be Christian. Once baptized, faith just needs to be maintained by reading scripture or going to church occasionally. But Jesus had a radically different plan. He wanted his disciples to make disciples. Disciples carry out the life of their teacher in their own lives. As such, we are to live like Jesus as his disciples. This means living a life of ministry driven by an attitude of submission. Their is an active cultivation of our faith that must happen. We must farm our faith into a deeply rooted tree that produces fruit and shade for the people around it for generations to come. Too many Christians have no desire, attitude or mindset toward cultivating their faith into discipleship. This is precisely why many Christian’s fruit and orchard only lasts so long. Their trees are not strong enough to last throughout the years of persecution and spiritual attacks that Jesus experienced and predicted. But we must root ourselves in him because if these things happened to him, they will surely happen to us. We can not merely be transformed into life giving seed. This must be guarded, cultivated, nurtured and maintained into its full potential to remain a strong source of life for the future.
Published by Josh McGary
MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary View more posts