Our physical posture is one of those everyday things that has great formative impact on our bodies over time. So also, our spiritual posture greatly affects our formation into the image of Jesus Christ. Consider the different life postures presented to us in this story of two sisters, Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42). One has a posture ready to receive “the good portion” given from God. May it serve as a good example of what it looks like to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Many of us are understandably reticent about evangelism. Yet, the images of evangelism we have, and God’s description of Christ-loving and Christ-honoring evangelism are very different. Evangelism is all about proclaiming that the kingdom of God is here, both in word and deed.
Jesus does not send his disciples out in their own power, strength, and ability. The church needs to be transformed and transforming in particular ways in order to carry out his Great Commission. Turn to Luke 10 as we consider three significant ways in which God driven transformation takes root in us.