Have you ever learned from a master? Maybe you took music lessons from a maestro or someone great in your field mentored you.
When you learn from a real master, you learn information, but there’s more to it, isn’t there? You also learn a host of indefinable things – attitude, posture, vocabulary. You see who they spend time with and how they spend that time. You learn what their priorities are.
This is the process of apprenticeship: learning practical wisdom from a master. When Jesus called his followers “disciples,” this is the kind of relationship he was talking about.
The New Testament knows nothing of a kind of Christianity based on beliefs alone that never expresses itself in actions or a changed life. Following Jesus, as an apprentice, means learning from Jesus how to lead my whole life.
So, how do I do that? I mean, I can’t just sign up for an internship down at the office.