What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?

frog dot to dotI wonder if I asked you to draw a frog if you could do it?

What if I asked you to draw this particular frog, could you replicate it exactly?

I can guarantee that you can draw an identical one and if you don’t believe me, click on the image and it will take you to a dot to dot site where you can connect the dots and make an identical frog for yourself.

I’m hopeless at drawing and so the frog that I would draw by hand wouldn’t look anything like this original picture but using the dots that are supplied, I can follow the pattern and create the frog.

Discipleship means that we follow Jesus and that we align ourselves with his pattern for life, living his way and according to his teaching that we find in the Bible.

When we follow God’s plan and way of living, we can accomplish great things, that are otherwise beyond us, as we learn to rely on God and to trust his leading.

This is an illustration that can be used to describe part of what discipleship is about to children. If you have the technology in church, you can project the image of the frog and then ask someone to draw it on a flipchart. Compare the drawing with the original and then load up the dot to dot site on the projector screen and get them to click on the numbers to make the frog and then explain how that illustrates what a disciple is. If you have someone artistic enough, you can also create a dot to dot on a flip chart. This is another example of creative communication in church.

About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Regional Minister for the Eastern Baptist Association in the UK (the views expressed in this blog are my own) and I am especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century.
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