Discipleship Quotes (1059 quotes)
39. A Biblical Profile of a Disciple
The disciple will understand that a disciple is more than a believer in Jesus Christ. The disciple will understand that being a disciple involves dedicated discipline and pursuit of the purposes of our Heavenly Father. The disciple will see that discipleship is both an Old and New Testament principle. The disciple will experience a reinforcement of the principles Jesus had in mind for reaching the world. The Lord put great emphasis upon teaching and the making of disciples in His Great Commission to the Church. See Matthew
My earliest memories revolve around fishing trips with my father. He taught me how to bait a hook, cast a line, and land a catfish without getting stabbed to death. I learned about my father. I learned how he walked, how he talked, how he joked, how he prayed, how he spoke to others, and how he always thought about my mother on the drive home. To this day, the lessons I learned from my dad impact the way I live and love others. What happened in my time with my father was a form of discipleship.
What does the Bible say about? And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. By this we may know that we are in him: whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked. If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.