Deeply distressed, each one began to say to Him, “Surely not I, Lord.” . . .
Then Judas, His betrayer, replied, “Surely not I, Rabbi?” “You have said it,” He told him.
Matthew 26:20-22,25-26, HCSB
Disciple or betrayer, the difference is found in one small word. The disciples called Jesus “Lord,” but Judas called him “Rabbi,” which means “teacher.” Many in the world know information about Jesus. But knowledge alone does not make a disciple. When Jesus is our Lord, he is our master, our spiritual boss, our authority. “To Judas, Jesus was a rabbi he respected, spent time with, and learned from, but Jesus was not lord of his life. Judas never surrendered his will to Jesus. He was informed but never transformed.”1 A disciple’s life is the expression of deep love for our Lord and Savior who transforms us daily through his power.
In previous blog posts, we studied the transformation process Jesus outlined in the Beatitudes. There we discovered how God transforms believers into disciples. How can we partner with God to develop a plan which will lead worship teams through transformation? How can we provide experiences to grow worship teams into missionaries?
Across the next three weeks, I will present a three-step plan to transform your worship team into a missional worship team.
Step One: The Missional Life Retreat.
Step Two: Missional Moments in Rehearsals.
Step Three: Full Circle Groups
Don’t miss it! I’ll see you here next week. — Mark Powers
1. Geiger, Kelley, Nation, Transformational Discipleship, 19.