What is Discipleship? A Bible Study

Most believers say they are Christian, when asked, but few will say, “I’m a follower” or “disciple of Jesus Christ.”Seeking Disciples God doesn’t want any more religious people (remember the Pharisees?). He wants disciples after His own heart, with the express purpose of being more like Christ. Jesus Christ said, “any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33). That’s a very radical thing to say, Jesus! What does that look like? “If anyone would come … [Read more...]

What Does Being A Disciple of Jesus Mean?

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? Why are we to make disciples of others?What is a Disciple? Jesus warned those who were not willing to pay the price of following Him by saying, “any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33), so what is a disciple so that we may be sure that we are one of His disciples? The word disciple comes from the Old English discipul which comes from the Latin discipulus, meaning, “pupil, student, follower,” … [Read more...]

A Sunday School Lesson On Discipleship

Here is a Sunday school lesson or Bible study about discipleship.Disciples’ Traditions Matthew 9:14 “Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” We may not think about disciples other than those who were discipled by Jesus but John the Baptist also had disciples who survived his death and were still around long after John had been put to death but John the Baptist’s disciples apparently had their own traditions too like … [Read more...]

Should A Christian Have A Mentor?

Is having a mentor a good idea? Should every believer need one or only those who are young?The Great Commission Part of the Great Commission is not just to go into all the world but to go into all the world and find people and then make disciples of them which mean they are to learn everything that Jesus taught His disciples. Just before Jesus returned to heaven, He told His disciples “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, … [Read more...]

Are You a Disciple of Jesus?

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God  The topic of discipleship and building relationships is one that is always close to my heart.  Making disciples was very important to Jesus as was evidenced by His example during His earthly ministry.  Jesus poured His life into 12 ordinary men and showed them what it means to be a follower of Jesus.  One of my favorite books on discipleship is “The Cost of Discipleship” which is written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  I had read th … [Read more...]