January 16th - Discipleship
“We value believers, their commitment to personal discipleship, their baptism in the Holy Spirit, their Christian family life, and their Christ-like example and witness.”
Discipleship is not a program or an optional add-on to our salvation. It is our calling as followers of Jesus, to live as pupils in dynamic relationship with our Rabbi, growing into little Christs in every waking moment of our lives. Today we pray that in 2021, as never before, that we would live out this core value as a fellowship. We pray that every believer would be imitating Christ in another so that others may imitate Christ in them. We pray for the Spirit to cultivate a deep passion for our own personal and spiritual health. We pray for His work in our relationships with family members, coworkers, leaders, and neighbours. We pray for every believer to embrace their calling and to fully participate in the life of the body of Christ, doing the work of ministry as their leaders equip them (Ephesians 4:12). We pray that individually and collectively we would answer the call to the great commission and live lives of irresistible grace and good news, making disciples who make disciples.
“PAONL Core Values.” www.paonl.ca/about/. Web. Accessed December 8, 2020.