Well, now it’s ‘after’ EQUIP … what plans do you have for ‘initiating’ women’s discipleship based on EQUIP?
Idea 1: Swap notes (121 or small group)
Arrange a meet up with a friend to re-read chapters 12-14 and compare notes. Or if your friend couldn’t make it to EQUIP19, share what you learnt. Then pray together about any ways that these chapters have re-ordered your thinking and life. You can upscale this idea from one friend to a few women easily.
How do you picture your Jesus - Is he a tradie? A wise teacher? A crazy fanatic? Perhaps you picture a healer with magical powers? Hamilton quotes Ricky Bobby (played by Will Ferrell) in the 2006 movie Talladega Nights, about to say grace and conjuring up the Jesus he likes to pray to best: “I like the Christmas Jesus best…[not] grown up Jesus or teenage Jesus or bearded Jesus…” Ricky Bobby’s best friend pipes up, “I like to picture Jesus in a tuxedo t-shirt because it says, like, I want to be formal but I’m here to party too. Because I like to party, so I like my Jesus to party.” (p. 9) As ridiculous as the movie scene is, we all have a certain image we picture in our minds. What Jesus do you picture? And who is the real Jesus? Reading this book opened my eyes again to the Biblical Jesus and helped me to see him in sharper colour and “with meat” as Hamilton would say.