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The 1st Verb Of Discipleship

My beloved had a vineyard
on a RICH AND FERTILE HILL.
He protected the land,
removed its stones,
and planted it with the best vines.
In the middle of the vineyard
he built a watchtower
and carved a winepress
in the nearby rocks.
Then he waited
for a harvest of sweet grapes.
Isaiah 5:1-2

 

RECEIVING The Rich
And Fertile Hill:
What’s That Mean?

The free gift of God’s love
is available to all.
And like a healthy vineyard,
God’s love always produces fruit.
Therefore, the first requirement
of establishing a vineyard
is to obtain a piece of land.
The rich and fertile hill
described in the Isaiah 5:1-2
represents what God has to offer;
a rich abundant life
where good things grow.
And like any gift,
it must be received to be enjoyed.

 

How is RECEIVING
an Act of Discipleship?

The first and most essential step
in becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ
is to receive what God is offering;
the rich and fertile hill
of a life lived with him.
We receive this life when we
accept Jesus for who He is:
our personal Lord and Savior
our Shelter and Strength,
our Rock and Redeemer.
This simple action,
receiving the free gift of Christ’s love,
is the foundation of discipleship.
Once this initial decision is made
to receive Christ’s love,
we must then be willing to make it
again and again as we begin to learn
who God really is
and who he created us to be.

 

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