We Are Learners
A disciple is one who learns from his teacher. This learning is not simply academic. It is comprehensive: mind, affections, and behavior. Jesus said, “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone, when he is fully trained, will be like his teacher.” As learners, then, we are seeking to become fully like Jesus in how we think, feel, and act.
How does this learning happen? Primarily it happens through imitation. We become like what we behold. As a child becomes like their parent through watching them; so, we become like what we watch. The gospel has now opened our eyes to see Jesus with hearts of faith, and as we “see” Him we become like Him. Paul says that we are changed into Christ’s image as we behold Him, and the Apostle John said that we will become fully like Him because we will see Him as He is.
As a child learns and matures best in the context of a family; so we learn and mature best in the context of God’s family. Gospel Communities and Sunday Gatherings are opportunities for us to grow as learners together.