Spiritual Formation 1 Curriculum for Christlikeness
A Curriculum for Christlikeness
“So those who hear me and do what I say are like those
intelligent people who build their homes on solid rock, where rain and floods and
winds cannot shake them.”
“Train them to do everything I have told you.”
It is possible to do what Jesus said. It is possible to train His apprentices insuch a way that they routinely do everything He said was best.We are in a consumer oriented Christianity. We do not know what it means tobe fully engaged with anything. If we were to be people who were fully engagedin the apprenticeship of Jesus, we would fear being looked on by others as
“overdoing it a bit”.
We need to change that. We need to get back to the realization of being
Jesus calls us to build life on a rock. Wouldn’t you like to be one of thoseintelligent people who know how to live a rich and unshakable life? Isn’t there
something to a life free from loneliness, fear and anxiety that might attract you?Of cours
e, you hear that and go, “No way!”
But THAT is what Jesus is talking about. A life filled with peace and joy. A life where you would love your neighbor,
even your roommate! Wouldn’t you like a life free of anger, envy, lust, andcovetousness? Wouldn’t
it be nice to be free from the need to have others praise
us? Wouldn’t a life spent in creative goodness be wonderful?
Don’t get too excited here!
What would have to take place for that to happen? TOO MUCH! NOTWORTH IT! SEE YA!Our entire inner reality of thought and feeling would have to be transformed tobring us to such a place.We like the SOUND of abundant life, BUT, if we actually have to DO
There is abundant life, but then there is that OBEDIENCE part! We cringe atobedi
ence. Couldn’t we just have the abundance?