“Far too many of us assume that discipleship is merely the transfer of information leading to behavior modification…” Yep, I’m guilty of assuming that. Of course I know discipleship is more than that, but I often think and act as though this statement is true.

Mateen has done a better job of explaining the contrasting truth through the kingdom of God summer sermon series, but here it is briefly, from the book: “Discipleship… involves transformation at the deepest levels of our understanding, affection, and will by the Holy Spirit, through the Word of God and in relationship with the people of God.”

So I can’t just behave myself into this one!