1.27.21 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on Matthew. Part 1. Disciple.

Hey everyone. Welcome to a new study on the book of Matthew. Since we are starting our Monday Night Worship Communities on March 3, I thought it might be a good idea to do a deeper dive into the book as we prepare for that.

One note. All the Scripture references in these devotions will be from the Passion translation.

In beginning a study on the book of Matthew, we have to start to realize how this fits into the overall picture of the Bible. I’m leaning a lot on a study that I found on the book of Matthew and will quote from it often.

“The book of Matthew presents a clear and thorough account of who Jesus is and what he accomplished in his life, death, and resurrection. At the heart of Matthew’s account is the identification of Jesus Christ as the true King of the universe who ushers in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew’s Gospel also gives us a clear picture of discipleship, one with all of Jesus’ radical demands on his followers amid a hostile world.”

“While each of the four Gospels draws attention to how Jesus fulfills the Old Testament, Matthew’s account is the most explicitly and thoroughly Jewish. Additionally, while Matthew shares a lot of the same material with Mark and Luke, he organizes the material somewhat differently. While there is a broad chronological progression to Matthew’s Gospel, he intentionally groups various teachings and events together in order to create a more “thematic” presentation.”

In the paragraph above, the word disciple is referenced. It’s good to have a clear definition and remind us all of what a disciple is, especially one in Jesus’ time. A disciple is a person who submits to the teachings of another. In the New Testament it refers to those who submit themselves to Jesus and those who traveled with Him.

So. We’ll take this in small doses but start there. Start with the word disciple. How does that word fit in your life? Do you consider yourself a part time or full time disciple? Do you want to be a disciple? Do you want to be discipled?

All very relevant and though-provoking questions for a teaching that will basically describe the lifestyle of a disciple. It’s a good reminder and a great place to start.

3 Comments

  1. Jonathan B on January 27, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Amen. Being a disciple to me is an amazing, all be it hard, goal to attain. I’m in no way close, but I find myself being a disciple of men; listening and sharing my thoughts with others. Sometimes it is just listening. I grow more with Jesus as I talk with him and am guided closer to him. Believe in what God has for you and you will grow. Amen.

  2. Sherri H on January 27, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Amen ! We are called by Jesus to be disciples, HE dosen’t want anyone to perish without learning of Him , everyone we come in contact with should be our mission to reach for Jesus , thank you God for giving us this mission for you

  3. Margaret K on January 28, 2021 at 10:12 am

    According to Merriam-Webster (dictionary) a disciple is “one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another: such as: a convinced adherent of a school or individual.”

    That’s what I want to be a convinced adherent of Jesus who accepts and assists in the spreading of the doctrines of Christ.

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