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The study of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. This is about what He intended our lives to look like as His representatives in this world, and to also lead others to the Truth and knowledge of Him.
Matthew 6:24 (NLT) says ‘No one can serve two masters, For you will hate the one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.‘
I don’t know about you, but for me some days it does seem that I am struggling with this. I totally plan to get up and have my quiet time with God. To get up, get my smoothie fixed and go to my quiet space and get my devotional book and my Bible and curl up in the Word and in His presence, that is my plan. Those days are the very best days for me!
Those days when I do that, I start off with a pre-study prayer and then read my devotional and delve deeper into His Word. I spend more time in thought about what I was studying and then in prayer for Thanksgiving, adoration to Him for who He is, and asking for requests for those I know who I have promised to pray for and then for my own requests for me and my family. Those are the greatest days!
But then there are those other days!
Those days where I oversleep or just lay in bed with my thoughts and end up getting a late start. I rush to fix my smoothie and get to work. Oh you say, ‘but you are retired’! Well not really. We started this internet marketing business a few months ago and I am back to an 8 to 5 day again. Some days it is less but most days it is more. I guess it will be until we really get this going.
Reviewed By: Taresa Lutz, Christian blogger, Believer in Jesus Christ (http://www.standingfirmproducts.com)
What is MasterLife?
My husband and I first ran across this study around 12 years ago at our church. It was recommended that new believers in Jesus and new members of the church should attend this Bible Study. It was about three years later that we actually started taking the class and later began to facilitate the class at our church.
MasterLife is a developmental, small-group discipleship process that will help you develop a lifelong, obedient relationship with Christ. The goal is your discipleship. For you to become like Christ.
The complete MasterLife study consists of four books. Each book is a six to seven week study. Therefore, the entire study consists of approximately 28 weeks of study. When we lead the class we ask the group to commit to the entire study.
Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God
I have not yet read this book, although I am buying it today. I ran across a review by Dr. Bob Kellemen, (www.rpmministries.org) and it sounded like a book that would benefit many parents and families who wish to share the love of God and theology with their children. The review ratings I found indicate it is a very good book as well (5 star ratings).
Title: Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God Author: Bruce A. Ware, Ph.D. (Professor of Christian theology at Southern Baptist Theological Society Publisher: Crossway (2009) Category: Parenting, Theology, Discipleship