True Discipleship


Here is an outline that might be helpful for a class on discipleship

OVERRIDING PRINCIPLES OF TRUE DISCIPLESHIP

A True Disciple of Jesus is:

  1. Humble – Matthew 18:1-5
  2. Obedient – John 14:15,23-24
  3. A Servant – Mark 9:33-37; 10:35-45

TERMS OF TRUE DISCIPLESHIP

A True Disciple has a:

  1. Supreme Love for Jesus Christ – Luke 14:26
  2. Denial of Self – Matthew 16:24
  3. Deliberate Choosing of the Cross – Matthew 16:24
  4. Life Spent in Following Jesus – Matthew 16:24
  5. Fervent Love for all who Belong to Christ – John 13:35
  6. Unswerving Continuance in God’s Word – John 8:31
  7. Forsaking of All to Follow Jesus – Luke 14:33
  8. Life Pattern of Prayer – Matthew 6:5-15
  9. Life Pattern of Evangelism and Discipleship – Matthew 28:19-20

HINDRANCES TO TRUE DISCIPLESHIP

A True Disciple does NOT look to be:

  1. Too Quick – The Love of Earthly Comforts – Luke 9:57-58
  2. Too Slow – The Precedence of a Job or Occupation – Luke 9:59-60
  3. Too Easy – The Priority of Tender Family Ties – Luke 9:61-62

These are notes from a workshop taught by David Brown, Lombard, IL

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