Friday, April 27, 2007

Becoming CrossFit
An Unconventional (and perhaps more Biblical) View of Discipleship

What if Christian discipleship looked more like this mixed with intensive Bible reading, meditation, memorization, and various drills? Perhaps, the church has a thing or two to learn from the military.

I'm inspired.

Ephesians 6:10-18 - "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, and against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can estinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints."

Let's be disciplined soldiers of the cross today. Isn't that what discipleship is all about?


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