Pastors and Discipleship

There is no question that discipleship must be a key component of a pastor’s ministry, and this cannot be fully accomplished behind the pulpit. Biblical truth is fundamental for a discipleship ministry. Jesus clearly called people to follow His teaching. So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in [...]

By |2022-03-28T14:24:16-06:00October 6th, 2021|Blog, Discipleship|Comments Off on Pastors and Discipleship

Discipleship and Suffering

Is it possible to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and avoid suffering? There was a time when Peter thought it was incomprehensible that the Lord Jesus Christ would have to suffer and die. He was so sure of himself that he actually rebuked the Lord. Jesus, in turn, rebuked Peter with the words “Get [...]

By |2022-03-28T14:24:36-06:00September 29th, 2021|Blog, Discipleship|Comments Off on Discipleship and Suffering

Discipleship and Servanthood

“A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.” Luke 6:40 Servanthood is a defining characteristic of a biblical disciple. Jesus’ life exemplified what it meant to be a servant. Before Christ came in the flesh He was described as the Suffering Servant. As [...]

By |2021-09-23T14:39:19-06:00September 22nd, 2021|Blog, Discipleship|Comments Off on Discipleship and Servanthood

Discipleship and Theology

It is vitally important to understand the entire process of the Great Commission. Christ gave the general outline before He ascended (Matthew 28:18-20), and the books of Acts is the Great Commission in living color. Far too many people believe the Great Commission begins and ends with evangelism. But that is not the case. Evangelism [...]

By |2021-09-23T14:44:09-06:00September 15th, 2021|Blog, Discipleship|Comments Off on Discipleship and Theology

Jesus Describes the Commitment of Discipleship

We know that we become disciples when we repent and believe the gospel and are baptized. We then begin the process of learning all that God has commanded (Matthew 28:19,20; Acts 1:8). Jesus carefully explained to His followers what their lives would look like if they truly repented and believed the gospel. And He was [...]

By |2021-09-23T14:30:41-06:00September 8th, 2021|Blog, Discipleship|Comments Off on Jesus Describes the Commitment of Discipleship

Jesus’ Call to Discipleship

Jesus used two defining words for calling people to become disciples. The words were Follow Me. And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his [...]

By |2021-09-15T12:47:22-06:00September 1st, 2021|Blog, Discipleship|Comments Off on Jesus’ Call to Discipleship

Programming Discipleship

It is important to understand that we can use various resources to help us become disciples and disciple others, but a program does not make you a disciple or one who disciples others. When Jesus gave the Great Commission, He gave specific things that needed to happen if a person was to become a disciple: [...]

By |2021-08-26T15:53:03-06:00August 25th, 2021|Blog, Discipleship|Comments Off on Programming Discipleship

Definition of a Disciple

The Great Commission provides the basics of what constitutes being a disciple. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the [...]

By |2021-08-26T15:49:10-06:00August 18th, 2021|Blog, Discipleship|Comments Off on Definition of a Disciple

The Mandate to Make Disciples

The term discipleship is probably familiar to most Christians. We know about the disciples who followed Jesus. We often hear about discipleship classes and programs. And we have probably heard on numerous occasions about the Great Commission that calls us to make disciples. Since the word is so common and the theme is addressed throughout [...]

By |2021-08-26T15:43:37-06:00August 11th, 2021|Blog, Discipleship|Comments Off on The Mandate to Make Disciples


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