Welcome to this series of devotional posts based on ‘Roots & Wings’ an integrative Bible study for discipleship, written by Pastor Edmund Chan, our guest speaker at RISE, QB Convention 2015. Our thoughts will be based around five areas: our human weakness, the resulting problem, the radical re-orientation, the critical need, and the empowered life of Roots & Wings.
TOPIC: Who’s Really in Charge? (Biblical Allegiances)
The Radical Re-Orientation: Recognise that we must die to ourselves (Luke 9:23)
People in the Roman Empire knew that if a person carried a cross it was going to be a one way journey. That person would never come back. Discipleship begins with the wilful decision to die to yourself and to live for Jesus. Why do Christians often stumble and struggle to fulfil that journey? One reason is the refusal to die to yourself. There is a fear that I will miss out on a lot if I die to myself. Jesus says that it is liberating if you die to yourself and live for Jesus.