By Chris and Francelia McReynolds
As we continue celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we go about learning to live the new and eternal life that his sacrifice and resurrection and grace made possible. With profound gratitude and celebration we can declare that we are disciples of Jesus Christ!
With all the authority in heaven and on earth, Jesus commanded his disciples (that’s us!) to, “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:18-19). We say, ‘yes, Lord, but how do we make disciples of the nations?’
The disciples who received this command directly, had been transformed by three years of imitating and learning directly from Jesus, their Master Teacher. After that time, their transformation continued for the rest of their earthly lives as they submitted to the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. To disciple others – even nations – we must also be transformed. To continue living our old way of life doesn’t teach anyone anything new or introduce them to Jesus Christ.
Today, twenty-two parents and church leaders have gathered in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico, to spend the rest of the week focusing on this matter of disciple making. The scriptures are being examined and reasoned with through the AMO Apprenticeship. Old paradigms, learned in the old life, will begin to crumble. We’ll look at biblical principles that change our whole way of looking at children and their education.
One pastor commenting on the session on Biblical Foundations of Christian Education said, “we work with many highly dysfunctional families and face situations that can be overwhelming. That God had in mind, before time, how to help these families, is very comforting and I look forward to learning more this week.”
Please, pray for the group this week. We will send you updates throughout the week to share the blessings and ask for your prayers.