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Title: Disciple – Under the Tree of Life
Date: 01-Mar-2019
Category: Reflections

After  some years of waiting, my wife Roseline and I finally got to join the Yellow Book Disciple Course after having completed the Red, Purple, and Green Books. 

This year, DISCIPLE - Under The Tree of Life (Yellow Book) is facilitated by Pastor Linberg Wong of Agape Grace Methodist Church. In total, 13 participants enrolled. 

To study this Book, one needs to have at least completed DISCIPLE: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study (Red Book). 

One is expected in terms of time and discipline, to invest 30 to 45 minutes of daily reading and note-taking, to reflect and pray 6 days a week, and participate in a two-and-a-half-hour weekly group study for 32 weeks.

Bishop Richard B. Wilke, who created The DISCIPLE Bible Study Series, has always said that the Disciple Study is not for information but for Transformation. 

“A loving family is worth more than the whole wealth in the world. And we ought to learn from the Book of Ruth how we should take our family seriously and apply loyalty and loving-kindness,” commented participant Robert Ting, a Small Group Leader and Chairman of Agape Grace Methodist Church. 

“Often family cohesiveness is not easy to maintain; what more about connections with our extended family? Effort and sacrifices need to be made,” my wife expressed. 

“I pray you all will be disciplined and stay faithful to complete the course,” encouraged Pastor Linberg. “Remember to do your daily reading and do not try to rush everything,” added the good shepherd. 

A simple celebratory dinner was held in my home last evening before we commenced our first lesson. 

Do not press me to leave you
or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go;
where you lodge, I will lodge;
your people shall be my people, and your God my God.
                                                                                                Ruth 1:16  

By James TC Wong 


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