Contributed by Thomas H on Jan 21, 2005
So, what is a disciple? Is a disciple a pupil? Is a disciple a student? Is he or she someone who learns all about the Bible so they will know a lot? So they can rattle off the five points of Calvinism or give a deep discussion on the differences between premillennialism, post millennialism and
Contributed by Michael Stover on Mar 14, 2001
William Barclay writes:
It’s possible to be a follower of Jesus without being a disciple; to be a camp-follower without being a soldier of the king; to be a hanger-on in some great work without pulling one’s weight. Once someone was talking to a great scholar about a younger man. He said, "So
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jan 7, 2004
D. E. Host, who followed Hudson Taylor, wrote a book called Behind the Ranges.
He was trying to analyze a problem he had seen while working in two different villages in China: the people with whom he lived and worked were not doing very well, but the people in the other village
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 12, 2009
RABBIS AND DISCIPLES
"Parables such as those Jesus used were extremely prevalent among ancient Jewish sages, and over 4,000 of them have survived in rabbinic literature...the rabbis of Jesus’ day spent much of their time traveling throughout the country...to communicate their teachings and
LOVE OF A DISCIPLE
Tertullian, an early Christian author, reported that the Romans would exclaim, "See how they love one another," and Justin Martyr, a Greek-speaking Christian apologist, sketched Christian love this way:
"We who used to value the acquisition of wealth and possessions more
Contributed by Perry Greene on Apr 9, 2013
DISCIPLES IN CLAY
Peter Marshall, in a sermon entitled, "Disciples in Clay," pictured the apostles before an examining board which was appointed to choose Jesus' close associates. Peter stood there smelling of fish -- uncouth, uncultured, impetuous, uncultured, and impulsive. Andrew, James, and
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Apr 25, 2010
THE DIVERSE DISCIPLES
I have always been a bit of a loner. I was not the sort of person you wanted in your team. I didn't fit. If Jesus hadn't come into my life, I am sure I would have ended up as a starving artist or at least a hermit - a recluse with a long beard, black jeans, T-shirt and
As disciples of Jesus, we are to become by the Holy Spirit like our Master as He Himself tells us in Matthew 10:25, “It is enough for the student to be like His Teacher, and the servant like His master.” By the power of the Holy Spirit working in us, may we this Advent become more like Jesus who
Contributed by John Stevenson on May 6, 2005
The disciples realize there is One in their presence that transcends human understanding and it frightens them. If you have come into the presence of the Lord and you have not been just a little frightened, then you have not come into the presence of the Lord.
C.S. Lewis captures the essence of
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 13, 2006
Many Converts-Few Disciples: This is the conclusion of George Barna after 2 years of research. Is this why church-es have lost their relevance in American culture? Not one person polled, when asked to identify their most important goal for their life, said it was to be a committed follower of Jesus
"It becomes the disciples of Christ to apply themselves to him for instruction in prayer. Lord, teach us to pray, is itself a good prayer, and a very needful one, for it is a hard thing to pray well and it is Jesus Christ only that can
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 8, 2006
"Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood
If a man or women can not be corrected
How can they be discipled?
And if they can not be discipled
How can they be used of
A DISCIPLE KNOWS HIS FATHER
A shepherd was looking after his sheep one day on the side of a deserted road, when suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a halt.
The driver, a man dressed in an Armani suit, Timberland shoes, Versace designer sunglasses, A Rolex watch, and a Pierre Cardin
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 21, 2010
BRANDED AS CHRIST'S DISCIPLE
Two Texans were trying to impress each other with the size of their ranches. One asked the other, "What's the name of your ranch?"
He replied, "The Rocking R, ABC, Flying W Circle C, Bar U, Staple Four, Box D, Rolling M, Rainbow's End, Silver Spur Ranch."
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
KIRBY PUCKETT: DISCIPLE
Few have illustrated the process of imitating Jesus as an apprentice, a student, a disciple than Kirby Puckett, who was the centerfielder for 13 years for the Minnesota Twins baseball team. He had a career batting average of .318, made the All Star lineup ten years in a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 19, 2011
EVANGELISM: MAKING DISCIPLES
If you walk out into the parking lot this evening and someone says to you, "How do I get to Atlanta?"
You say, "Well, get in your car." Well, that’s good advice. That’s the start of it. But you also need to say, "Start your car and head south and a little bit
Discipleship is never easy. It’s not something that you are born with.
However, when you are born again, it is something you should plan
Discipleship can be as simple as sharing your testimony
with others. Some of us don’t even have a testimony but should.
What were you
Here's the thing that can be difficult to wrap our minds around: If you make disciples, you always get the church. But if you make a church, you rarely get disciples.
Many of us serve in or lead churches where we have hundreds or even thousands of people showing up on Sunday. But we have to