1. What Does It Mean to Be a Disciple of Jesus? PDF


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This is the first of four sessions of our "Being and Making Disciples" workshop held in Sacele on September 1, 2012. In this session we answer the question "What Does It Means to be a Disciple of Jesus?". We did this by first looking at what the word "disciple" means and then looking at what Jesus, Peter and Paul had to say about being a disciple and then we finished by looking at Jesus' life to learn from His example.

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1. What Does It Mean to Be a Disciple of Jesus? PDF

  1. 1. What DoesIt Mean to be aDisciple of Jesus?
  2. 2. Equipping to Serve
  3. 3. Jesus teaching Being andMaking Disciples disciples
  4. 4. Jesus calling Matthew
  5. 5. “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to sh for people!” Matthew 4:19 NLT Jesus calling out disciples
  6. 6. Jesus talking to HisDisciples Before His Ascension
  7. 7. Our MissionJesus came and told his disciples, “Ihave been given all authority in heavenand on earth. Therefore, go and makedisciples of all the nations, baptizingthem in the name of the Father and theSon and the Holy Spirit. Teach thesenew disciples to obey all the commandsI have given you. And be sure of this: Iam with you always, even to the end ofthe age.” Matthew 28:18-20 (NLT)
  8. 8. What DoesIt Mean to be aDisciple of Jesus?
  9. 9. Jesus on Cross
  10. 10. Invitation from
  11. 11. Meaning of “Disciple” Μαθητής – mathētēs math-ay-tes‘
  12. 12. Meaning of “Disciple” Learner Apprentice Follower
  13. 13. Meaning of “Disciple”Customarily, disciples left home andmoved in with their teacher, whoprovided their food and lodging. Thedisciples became his servants andwere under his total authority.
  14. 14. Jesus
  15. 15. A Disciple According To JesusTherefore, go and make disciples of allthe nations, baptizing them in the nameof the Father and the Son and the HolySpirit. Teach these new disciples toobey all the commands I have givenyou... Matthew 28:19-20 (NLT)
  16. 16. A Disciple According To JesusWhoever wants to be my disciple mustdeny themselves and take up theircross and follow me. For whoeverwants to save their life will lose it, butwhoever loses their life for me and forthe gospel will save it. Mark 8:34-35 (NIV)
  17. 17. A Disciple According To Jesus A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher. Luke 6:40 (NKJ)
  18. 18. A Disciple According To JesusIf anyone comes to me and does not hatefather and mother, wife and children,brothers and sisters—yes, even their ownlife—such a person cannot be my disciple.And whoever does not carry their crossand follow me cannot be my disciple… Inthe same way, those of you who do notgive up everything you have cannot be mydisciples. Luke 14:25-27, 33 (NIV)
  19. 19. A Disciple According To JesusTo the Jews who had believed him,Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching,you are really my disciples. Then youwill know the truth, and the truth willset you free.” John 8:31-32 (NIV)
  20. 20. A Disciple According To Jesus By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35 (NIV)
  21. 21. A Disciple According To Jesus If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— John 14:15-16 (NIV)
  22. 22. A Disciple According To Jesus If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15:7-8 (NIV)
  23. 23. A Disciple According To Jesus1. Denies self, carries cross, follows Jesus.2. Loves Jesus more than anything else, including life itself.3. Obeys and holds on to what Jesus taught.4. Loves other disciples.5. Bears much fruit.6. Becomes like Jesus.
  24. 24. Greek Bible
  25. 25. Jesus Lifting Peter Out of the Water
  26. 26. Being a Disciple of JesusBut in your hearts set apart Christ asLord... 1 Peter 3:15 (NIV 1984)
  27. 27. Being a Disciple of JesusThe fundamental difference betweenthe kingdom of God and the kingdomof self is captured by one question.Who resides at the center? Paul Tripp
  28. 28. Throne
  29. 29. Apostle Paul
  30. 30. Being a Disciple of Jesus Do you not know that your bodies aretemples of the Holy Spirit, who is inyou, whom you have received fromGod? You are not your own; you werebought at a price. Therefore honor Godwith your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NIV)
  31. 31. Being a Disciple of Jesusand He died for all, that those who liveshould live no longer for themselves,but for Him who died for them androse again. 2 Corinthians 5:15 (NKJ)
  32. 32. Disciple’s CreedI have been crucified with Christ and Ino longer live, but Christ lives in me.The life I now live in the body, I live byfaith in the Son of God, who loved meand gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
  33. 33. Jesus
  34. 34. What Did Jesus Do?1. He did the will of the Father not His own, He denied himself.2. He depended on the power of the Holy Spirit through the Father.3. He studied and meditated on the Word of God.4. He spent time alone in prayer with the Father.
  35. 35. What Did Jesus Do?5. He loved others sacrificially, He gave of Himself to help others.6. He proclaimed the gospel and called people to repent and turn back to God.7. He made disciples, He spent time helping others to grow spiritually.
  36. 36. Question MarkQuestion Mark