1. Devotion to the Shared Word

“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.” – John 14:25-26 (ESV)

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. – Matthew 28: 19-20 (ESV)

2. Devotion to a Shared Walk

“Is a head still a head if it doesn’t have a body? Is a friend really your friend if you can’t stand his wife?……is a friend one who comes around your house, hangs out, and expects to have a good time, all the while getting digs in on your bride? Who wants a friend who rolls his eyes and sighs every time your wife walks into the room? Apparently, some people imagine Jesus wants friends like that as they roll their eyes and sigh over the church.” – Kevin DeYoung and Ted Cluck

Our jobs are often mundane. Our devotional times often seem like a waste. Church services are often forgettable. That’s life. We drive to the same places, go through the same routines with our coworkers, buy the same groceries at the store, and mow the same yard every spring and summer. Church is often the same too–same doctrines, same basic order of worship, same preacher, same people. But in all the smallness and sameness, God works–like the smallest seed in the garden growing to unbelievable heights… Life is usually pretty ordinary, just like following Jesus most days. Daily discipleship is not a new revolution each morning or an agent of global transformation every evening; it’s a long obedience in the same direction. – DeYoung and Cluck

3. Devotion to Shared Worship

4. Devotion to a Shared Witness

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. – John 13:35 (ESV)

Chris Daukas

Chris grew up in a moral home, but didn’t find the grace of Christ until he was a sophomore in college. He began to devour the Word and was soon helping to lead bible studies, outreaches, and worship at church. He married his beautiful wife, Tara, in the summer of 2002.

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