The Third Great Commandment – Part 2 Daniel Juster
Last month, with the first part of this articles I began discussing our calling according to the Torah and New Covenant Scriptures to love YHVH with all our heart, soul, and strength (Deut. 6:5; Luke 10:27) and to love our neighbor as ourselves (Mark 12:31). From this foundation as a biblical definition of love and our call to abide in the Messiah (John 15:4) I am reminded of the essential nature of “Build discipling community under an eldership” and the calling of Yeshua’s Kehilah (Congregation or Church) to make disciples and to live within community and for the sake of Covenant Relationships. With this month’s article we will explore how this reality can be lived out successfully and by the power of the Spirit.
A movement of churches spanning many denominations and streams has grown up in the United States. It is called “Life Model Works.” Congregations are ordered around seeing people healed spiritually and growing into discipleship and obeying Yeshua.
In his last years, the great discipleship writer, Dr. Dallas Willard, connected to this movement. The movement combines the best of recent findings from psychological science with biblical spiritual principles. They have produced a plethora of books, seminars, videos, and training manuals. Their basic finding is that in the west, leaders who seek to disciple are oriented to disciplining through the left brain/soul though conveying rational information.
Read the full article here: June ’22 Issue 10