Equipping the Saints to do what Jesus did
Equipping the Saints to Do What Jesus Did
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Please complete the following questionnaire by scoring yourself for each of the statements that you will be presented. Evaluate the statement and indicate if it is "Not True of Me," "Sometimes True of Me," "Often True of Me," or, "Always True of Me."
Be as honest as you can, but try to avoid being hyper-critical with yourself. This is not a pass/fail exam. Its just a way for you to get a benchmark on where you are in these 15 key biblical practices and principles for living as a Disciple of Jesus. Be encouraged by the strengths that you discover or confirm, and note any areas where you can look to grow. When finished, you will be emailed a PDF copy as well as be able to download a copy of the results immediately.
Please Note:The Way of the Lord survey is divided into 5 Sections with one section per page in the survey.
Across these 5 Sections you will assess the 15 elements of the Way of the Lord to establish a benchmark for yourself in these essential areas of your discipleship to Jesus. Section 1, One Allegiance, will assess the first element called, 1 Allegiance. Section 2, Two Purposes, will assess 2 additional elements, Section three will assess 3 elements, and so forth.
As disciples of Jesus, our thinking and behavior are transformed as we are restored to a proper relationship with God, one where our allegiance, obedience, faith, and commitment are given to him above everything and everyone else in our lives.
You were created to Live the Life, but not just any life. As an image-bearer, you were created to live in the presence of God, with all its benefits and blessings. In Jesus, you are called back into that relationship to learn to live by the Power of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, the New Testament describes your journey following Jesus as a process of transformation.
You are were also created to Fulfill the Mission, that is, to work with the creator to manifest and manage his will and purposes on earth as a disciple of Jesus.
Worshippers of God devote themselves to loving him, serving him, and blessing him. They are His representatives between heaven and the earth, and bring to him the praise of his creation and reflect back his glory to those who have yet to recognize him and love him.
Jesus' disciples live with a single-minded focus on following him, learning from him, and being trained by him to be all we were created to be, now in this world, and in the New Heavens and New Earth that God has promised as the ultimate fruit of the Gospel.
As disciples of Jesus, we exchange our independent lives of rebellion and alienation to become members of God’s loving family, the Body of Christ. As members of God's household, we live with Him and with each other, sharing God’s life-giving presence and power as we all grow into all He created us to be, that is, to become like Jesus.
The biblical idea of the Kingdom of God is about God's rule and is the belief that God, as the creator and judge, is supreme over everything. In contrast, the prevailing worldview of our culture minimizes and marginalizes the God of the bible to see Him as unimportant and uninvolved at best, and non-existant and irrelevant at worst.
The essential meaning of grace in the Bible refers to God’s disposition to exercise goodwill toward his creatures. This means that God, who is love, can always be counted on to act lovingly, that is, graciously, with humans. We do nothing to earn or deserve God's grace and love toward us; it comes first before our responses to him.
The power of the Holy Spirit is more than able to accomplish the will and purposes of God in the earth. No person, power, or political structure is able to override or overpower God's decisions. He is able to do what He says He will do.
The bible shows that Jesus’ disciples will exchange their old life for a new one through the work of the Holy Spirit. As they follow Jesus in life, taking up their cross as He said all his disciples must do, they will experience the power of the resurrection to transform them as they respond to him in obedience and surrender.
The practice of Intimacy with God is about staying close to Him and involves what some have called the practice of the presence of God.
The daily practice of repentance involves the habit of quickly turning to God in confession and repentance through the day. Confession is to agree with God about particular thoughts, attitudes, words or actions that they are not good and have no place in your life. Repentance is simply the quick change to turn from what you have agreed with God is wrong in order to obey Him instead.
The daily practice of prayer cultivates practical dependence, faith, and trust in God with all the actual and tangible aspects of your life. It involves the ability and habit of having an ongoing conversation with God about the large and small needs, issues, and experiences of life.
The daily practice of the Word of God, or scripture, is the ability and the discipline to receive from God through reading, listening to, or studying the Bible. The daily practice of the word of God is also the habit of hearing from God and then responding to him.
The daily practice of works involves those things we do as disciples of Jesus to serve other people as we work with the Holy Spirit to bring the will and purpose of God "on earth as in heaven."