Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Zealous Introduction

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Already read this Introduction page?  Click on specific commitments..

Commitment #1: Embrace a Biblical Vision for the Faith of the Next Generation 
Commitment #2  Foster a Robust Partnership Between Church and Home
Commitment #3  Teach the Breadth and Depth of the Whole Counsel of God
Commitment #4a  Proclaiming the Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ - pt. 1
Commitment #4b  Proclaiming the Glorious Gospe of Jesus Christ - pt. 2
Commitment #5  Disciple the Mind, Heart and the Will
Commitment #6  Prayerful Dependence on God's Grace
Commitment #7  Inspire Worship of God, for the Glory of God

On February 22, 2022, Trinity's Christian Education team began working through the first of seven commitments for the discipleship of the next generation found in the book Zealous.

Hopefully, these discussion times will spill over into what we are doing through our Christian Education ministry.  Every month, a summary and some thoughts about that month's commitment reading and discussion will be shared on this blog.

Here are some key thoughts from the introductory chapter entitled "What is Zeal and Why Does It Matter?"

Zeal is so much more than enthusiasm and excitement.  "It is the result of a heart on fire for the glory of God that is uncontainable and spills out in zealous evangelism, discipleship, service, and good works." (p. 13)

I would love to see Trinity continue to grow in its zeal for God and for the discipleship of one another.  As a church, we need to pray that God would grow this zeal in each of us.

There are two passages we need to remember as we seek to grow in our zeal for God and the discipleship of one another.  Michael develops each of these verses more in the first chapter of the book.

The first is Deuteronomy 6:5  "You shall love the Lord your God with ALL your heart and with ALL your soul and with ALL your might." (emphasis mine).  Verses 6 and 7 expand upon this idea of zeal for the teaching and discipleship of the next generation.

The second verse is Colossians 1:28 "Him we proclaim, warning everyone {including our children] and teaching everyone [including our children] with all wisdom, that we may present everyone [including our childrenmature in Christ." (emphasis the author's)

If you are interested in learning more about the 7 commitments there are three ways you can find out more.

  1. The Zealous podcast https://anchor.fm/truth78/episodes/Zealous-podcast-introduction-e13g46m/a-a60bhdg
  2. Free PDF version of the book:  https://www.truth78.org/zealous
  3. I have paperback copies of the book.  If you are interested in one call, email, or text me.

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