Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 19, 2009
COST OF DISCIPLESHIP
I recently read the true story about a preacher who was standing at the door shaking hands as the congregation departed. He grabbed one man by the hand and pulled him aside.
The preacher said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!"
The man replied, "I’m already in
Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 20, 2010
DISCIPLESHIP AND PIONEERING
George Washington Bush was born in Pennsylvania in 1778 and was a veteran of the War of 1812 fighting in the battle of New Orleans. In 1830, he moved to Missouri where he met and married Isabella, a young German American. One of the first African Americans to head out
Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jan 6, 2013
Did you know that there is not a single case of "one-on-one discipleship" in the New Testament? The choice to become and remain a disciple rests with individuals, but discipleship is always nurtured corporately. Discipleship is not a course you go through; it’s a life you
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 2, 2013
QUOTES ON DISCIPLESHIP
It's been said, 'A student learns what his teacher knows, but a disciple becomes what his master is.”
One great writer on discipleship put it this way:
Contributed by Brad Henry on Jul 26, 2011
FIRE OF DISCIPLESHIP
I love to make a campfire. Many years ago I remember going on a fishing trip in the mountains of Arizona. There were about 10 men from our church and it was a great time of fellowship. It was my duty to get the fire going. Well get it going I did. I had it so hot in that
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Jul 28, 2009
Relation to Christ activates and empowers the whole of life when humans choose to act. Without action, nothing happens. It is kind of like getting into a car and just sitting there without turning the ignition and putting the car into gear and pushing on the accelerator and
Contributed by Warren Lamb on Aug 29, 2007
“Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without
Contributed by Troy Borst on May 31, 2001
ILLUSTRATION… Discipleship Journal, 11-12/92
A recent survey of Discipleship Journal readers ranked areas of greatest spiritual challenge to them:
5. (Tie) Anger/Bitterness
5. (Tie) Sexual lust
Contributed by Brian Mavis on May 31, 2001
Salvation is free, ... but discipleship will cost you your life.
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Dec 7, 2003
In a recent survey in Discipleship Journal Magazine, readers reported that their greatest spiritual challenges came from
5. Anger/Bitterness (Tie)
6. Sexual Lust (Tie)
Survey respondents noted that
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Discipleship is not a second step in Christianity, as if one first becomes a believer in Jesus and then (if he chooses) a disciple, but from the beginning,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2006
"Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ."
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 31, 2009
Discipleship Calls for Wholehearted Commitment to Christ
“I have seen the most horrible things, but I have met people who are still full of faith in spite of what they have endured.”
That was the opening statement to a gathering of leaders and supporters of Samaritan’s Purse, the organization
Contributed by Richard Francis on May 10, 2009
DISCIPLESHIP THROUGH REPENTANCE
As A. W. Tozer said, "A growing Christian must have at his roots the life-giving waters of penitence. The cultivation of a penitential spirit is absolutely essential to spiritual progress. The lives of great saints teach us that self-distrust is vital to
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Jul 22, 2009
DISCIPLESHIP IS INTENTIONAL MAINTENANCE
Discipleship requires maintenance, which you find true in so many areas of life.
Seventeen years ago we bought our present car. At the time I was working with the Rev. John Bomar on the American Family Asso. Committee. He noticed I had a new Volvo.
Contributed by Scott Berry on Aug 14, 2009
MARRIAGE AND DISCIPLESHIP: LOVE IN ACTION
If a groom said ‘I wanna scrap that ‘forsake all others bit’, I’ll have a few affairs but it’ll be ok – I’ll come home to you most nights’ - its not acceptable.
Marriage is not about emotion or what you get from the other – its a commitment, a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 23, 2010
THOUGHTS ON DISCIPLESHIP by Willard, Stott, and Warren
Dallas Willard in his book "Divine Conspiracy" states: "....discipleship is real-life apprenticeship to Jesus." If we are students of Jesus then we must be with him. If I am an apprentice, a disciple, that means I must be with him to learn
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 7, 2013
POSITION VERSUS DISCIPLESHIP
C. Gene Wilkes, in his book Jesus on Leadership, says, "Confusion arises when you equate higher 'positions' with leadership . . . As long as 'position' is honored above discipleship -- being a follower -- church leaders will honor the ambitious over the obedient." We