Discipleship is Imitation

I’ve been blogging regularly now over at the 6:8 Community Church blog for the past few weeks, so I thought I would re-post some thoughts from this week. I was thinking about leadership and discipleship in light of Hebrews 13:7

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.

Here’s my conclusion on the matter:

In summary, let’s identify the leaders in our lives. If we can’t, we need to think about who that could be and seek that person out. Let’s remember our leaders by taking the time to be with them so we can get to know the “outcome of their way of life.” Let’s get to know what drives them and consider what it would mean for us to be driven by those same things. Leaders, what is your vision? Take some time to reflect on that this week. How are you living out of that vision? Further, who can you begin sharing this vision with on a deeper level?

I think the words of Jesus in Matthew 6, verse 33, are appropriate as we all consider what it means to be disciples and leaders: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Our vision is God’s vision: the Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. What is your role in that vision? How are you growing into the person God has called you to be in the Kingdom? How are you leading others to seek the Kingdom above all else?

If you wanna hear more, just click here to head on over to the complete post on the 6:8 blog.


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