The discipleship journey we’re on is a journey of becoming like Jesus.

In Luke 6:40 Jesus said, “A disciple is not greater than his teacher but when he is fully trained he is exactly like his teacher. ” Just like Jesus

In Matthew 29:19, Jesus said: “Go make disciples People like Jesus of all nations”

We’re going to explore 10 areas of our life that need to be remade, transformed, into the likeness of Jesus.

#1 A New Birth

Birth is the start of new beginnings.

Luke 1:35 says Jesus was born of the Holy Spirit.

John 3:4-5
Jesus taught unless we are born of the same Holy Spirit Just like Jesus we can not see or enter the Kingdom of God.

John 3:6-7 (NLT)
“Only humans can give birth to humans and only the Holy Spirit can give spiritual birth.”

Physical Birth and Spiritual Birth

When we are born physically, 3 things happen:

  1. We are a new person.
  2. We have a new family.
  3. We become a citizen of the country we are born in.

Just by being born!

We we are born again spiritually, 3 things happen:

  1. We are a new person.
  2. We have a new family.
  3. We become a citizen of God’s Eternal Kingdom.

This is given you just by being born again!

2 Corinthians 5:17 says when we believe in Jesus by choosing to follow Him we become a new person, a new creation. A new beginning!

Galatians 4:4-5 and 1 John 3:1 tell us when we believe in Jesus we become God’s children and members of a new family, God’s forever family.

Philippians 3:20-21 says we are now citizens of Heaven, God’s eternal kingdom.

To be like Jesus you start by being born of God’s Spirit. People like Jesus

That is the beginning of a whole new life.

1 John 5:1 Those of us who have chosen to believe in and follow Jesus have been born again.

As followers of Jesus, let’s explore what it means to be a child of God, to live as God’s children, and to be heirs to God’s Kingdom.

Luke 4:43 “The Good News of the Kingdom of God”

My prayer today is that we all choose Jesus and join God’s forever family.