WHAT’S THE BEST LOVE YOU'VE EVER KNOWN?
Imagine a dancer.
She's dancing with grace and joy and perfect rhythm. She has her earbuds in, she's hearing the music she loves best in all the world, and it's moving her. She's captivated and enthralled by it. It's almost as if she can't stop dancing.
Now imagine a second person walks into the room. She looks at the dancer and thinks, 'I want to dance like that!' She can't hear any music herself, but tries to copy the moves anyway.
It works for a time, sort of. But because there's no music in her ears, the movement is clunky, hesitant, and self-conscious. She doesn't seem to enjoy dancing the way the first dancer does. And before too long, she's exhausted - even though the first dancer is still going strong.
Some books and resources on discipleship put you in the position of that second dancer. Encouraging you to learn all the right moves - read your Bible, pray, go to church, share the gospel - without actually enabling you to hear the music that drives it all.
The aim of Discipleship Explored
is to 'turn up the music'.
What we need most of all aren't clever techniques or lists of things to do.
Lots of people know all the right moves, but never become genuine disciples. What we need is for our hearts to be captivated and enthralled by the surpassing love of Christ.
Discipleship Explored is a beautiful eight-session film series, shot around the world, and rooted in Paul's letter to the Philippians. It's been carefully crafted for Christians at any stage of their walk with Christ, and is perfect for small groups or one-to-ones.