Studying God’s word is fundamental to the process of discerning, understanding, articulating and applying the meaning of God’s word in the life of a disciple.
Studying God’s word in community is one mark of discipleship: It is important to be with each other so that as we study God’s word and pray, we grow in faith together. Community is the activator that encourages us and others to grow.
Jesus always taught in community because that is where his ministry took place. Jesus frequently spoke to his disciples in parables and explained them in community so that they might find a common understanding.
Make a list of the opportunities available to you for studying God’s word in community and fellowship.
Today is the 20th Sunday after Pentecost. This message was adapted from the “Lessons for Today’s Disciples” resource written by Valora K Starr and available for free download from the Women of the ELCA website.
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