A New Way of Life (The Didache)

The good news of the Bible is all-things-Jesus!

The Old Testament predicted His coming! The New Testament reports that He came, He died and rose again and will return! And, those who believe in Him (i.e., trust in Him) will receive the free gift of eternal life in the presence of God forever!

But there’s even more! The Apostles—Jesus first followers—also taught that those who believe in Christ are called to a new way of life. This isn’t a moralistic, legalistic set of rules to follow in order to keep God happy. This is a calling. Living life on a higher level in response to the amazing things Christ has done for us.

Historically, many have referred to this with the Greek term Didache. This word simple means “teaching”. It is mostly contained in the epistles—the letters—written by the Apostles. This important teaching can be summarized in the following way:

Jesus saves people for good works. Not by good works (Ephesians 2:8-10). He saves people so that we can live life in such a way that glorifies God, cooperates with what God is doing in the world and serves people in the best possible way: leading them into a right relationship with their Creator.

The Apostle Paul begged us to “walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which we’ve been called” (Ephesians 4:1). We can do no less. Join us in this didache. Join us living a life worthy of what Jesus has done for us.