Ep. 64 What Does It Mean To Be a Christian Disciple?

Released: October 1, 2023
10 mins 40 sec

What does it mean that much of our world is “post-Christian”? And what can we do about it? Should we be afraid of this? Or can we have courage and compassion?

What’s a “disciple”? What does Jesus want for my life? Find out in this episode.

Show Notes:

0:00 – INTRO
0:44 – DISCIPLE: FOLLOWER OF JESUS. Matt 28: 19 – “make disciples of all nations”
1:47 – HOW DO WE BECOME CHRISTIAN DISCIPLES? Faith in Jesus to become a child of God (John 1:12). Jesus expects total commitment. Become more like Jesus (Romans 8:28-29). Take up “cross” (Matthew 10:38).
2:48 – WHAT DOES BEING A CHRISTIAN DISCIPLE PRACTICALLY LOOK LIKE? Worship God alone. Attract non-Christians because of your integrity (Matthew 5:13-16). Beyond “lifestyle evangelism” to sharing the gospel with others (Mark 8:38).
5:27 – WHAT TOOLS DO WE HAVE? 1. RELYING ON THE HOLY SPIRIT – allow us to overcome sinful habits and follow God’s Word (Romans 8:13). 2. SCRIPTURE – draws us closer to Lord. 3. PRAYER – Can pray Scripture (Psalms, New Testament prayers). 4. CHURCH FELLOWSHIP – provides opportunities to be discipled by more mature believers.
6:44 – SO WHAT? Jesus calls Christians to live differently than surrounding culture. Thomas À Kempis, The Imitation of Christ: “Jesus always has many who love His heavenly kingdom, but few who bear his cross.” Saint Augustine: A Christian disciple is: “A mind through which Christ thinks. A heart through which Christ loves. A voice through which Christ speaks. A hand through which Christ helps.”
8:19 – WHAT’S YOUR NEXT STEP? PICK ONE AREA. More time in the Word? More time in the world? Area of sin or struggle? Get equipped?

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