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

Uploaded: 8 months ago
10 mins 40 sec

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

 

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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?

 

9:19 – THANK YOU & WRAP UP

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