Our Commitment to Discipleship

The risen Christ gave the commission to make disciples as follows:

"All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age" (Matthew 28.19-20).

We are committed to calling believers to full discipleship by bringing them to make the commitment to live their life in a relationship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and by teaching them to live the Christian life.

Baptism brings into focus the Christian's commitment. In Romans 6.4, baptism is called a burial with Christ. By faith we are joined to Christ and have died to sin. This fact of faith leaves us with the duty to commit our life in the body to the reality of our death with Christ so that we might walk, in our bodies on earth, in the newness of life in the risen Christ. What we are in Christ is a fact to be acknowledged by faith, and this calls us to make the decision to live our actual life on earth in union with Christ. The commitment to walk in the Lord is the area of our responsibility in the life of faith. To walk in the newness of life, we must learn to walk in the Spirit.

The Bible is very clear about the difference in the way we are to live. Galatians 5.19-24 says, "Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit."

The Bible teaches that faith works in love (Galatians 5.6). This active faith in Christ involves a commitment to put away the deeds of sinful human nature and to yield to the Spirit who engages us in the struggle against sin and leads us to walk in the way of Christ. The church is to be a fellowship in this active faith, nurturing and supporting Christians to continue and grow in their discipleship.

Next: The Lord's Supper and our commitment to fellowship

Where Do We Meet?

Murrayville Community Hall
21667-48th Avenue
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What's Happening?

Sun10:00 amWorship and Bible teaching
 11:50 amSunday School and Adult discussion
 6:30 pmSunday Evening Youth Group*
Tue7:30 pmBible Study and Fellowship*

*contact us for location

Contact Information

If you have any questions, email us at info@slef.ca.

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