Module: Becoming A
Disciple
Session BD1: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO
BE A DISCIPLE?
Memory Verse:
““Therefore go and makeTherefore go and make
__________of__________ baptizing them in__________of__________ ...
Disciple means…
To be aTo be a DISCIPLEDISCIPLE literally meansliterally means
to be ato be a LEARNERLEARNER..
We often le...
In a similar way,In a similar way, discipleshipdiscipleship
is about training alongsideis about training alongside
someone...
Biblical examples of Disciplers and
Learners
Moses and JoshuaMoses and Joshua
Elijah and ElishaElijah and Elisha
Jesus and...
Disciple means…
In Philippians 4:3, Paul uses theIn Philippians 4:3, Paul uses the
term ‘term ‘yoke-fellowyoke-fellow’ to ...
Discipleship
Session BD1: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO
BE A DISCIPLE?
I. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED
TO CHRIST.
““Take my yoke upon you andTake my yoke upon you and
learn from me, for I am...
I. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED TO
CHRIST.
These verses shows that Jesus ChristThese verses shows that Jesus Christ
cal...
““Then Jesus said to hisThen Jesus said to his
disciples, ‘Whoever wants todisciples, ‘Whoever wants to
be my disciple mus...
a. deny yourself?a. deny yourself?
b. take up your cross?b. take up your cross?
c. follow Me?c. follow Me?
What does it me...
II. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED TO
THE CHURCH.
To be a true disciple requiresTo be a true disciple requires
a Christia...
II. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED
TO THE CHURCH.
““The number of disciples inThe number of disciples in
Jerusalem increa...
II. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED
TO THE CHURCH.
““So for a whole year Barnabas andSo for a whole year Barnabas and
Saul...
II. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED
TO THE CHURCH.
Disciples must be joined to aDisciples must be joined to a
local church...
III. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED
WITH OTHERS.
Discipleship involves beingDiscipleship involves being
joined with parti...
III. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED
WITH OTHERS.
““Whatever you have __________ orWhatever you have __________ or
_______...
III. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED
WITH OTHERS.
Although we can learn andAlthough we can learn and
develop in our Christ...
III. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED
WITH OTHERS.
““As iron sharpens iron, soAs iron sharpens iron, so
one person sharpens...
Discipleship in Action
LIFE of Elijah What happened? Life of Elisha What happened?
2 Kings 2:8 Using his cloak,
Elijah par...
Discipleship in Action
LIFE of Elijah What happened? Life of Elisha What happened?
1 Kings 17:17-24 Through Elijah,
God ra...
Discipleship in Action
Why then should we develop relationshipsWhy then should we develop relationships
with people who ca...
Discipleship in Action
““One of those days Jesus went out to aOne of those days Jesus went out to a
mountainside to pray, ...
THINK and DISCUSS
As a Christian, what sacrifices have youAs a Christian, what sacrifices have you
had to make to follow C...
Rachel A. Costelo, SFYC
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  1. 1. Module: Becoming A Disciple Session BD1: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A DISCIPLE?
  2. 2. Memory Verse: ““Therefore go and makeTherefore go and make __________of__________ baptizing them in__________of__________ baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Sonthe name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, andand of the Holy Spirit, and ___________them to _______everything I___________them to _______everything I have commanded you. And surely I amhave commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of thewith you always, to the very end of the age.”age.” Matthew 28:19-20, NIVMatthew 28:19-20, NIV
  3. 3. Disciple means… To be aTo be a DISCIPLEDISCIPLE literally meansliterally means to be ato be a LEARNERLEARNER.. We often learn something underWe often learn something under the guidance of an experiencedthe guidance of an experienced person who has mastered itperson who has mastered it..
  4. 4. In a similar way,In a similar way, discipleshipdiscipleship is about training alongsideis about training alongside someone with Christiansomeone with Christian maturity.maturity.
  5. 5. Biblical examples of Disciplers and Learners Moses and JoshuaMoses and Joshua Elijah and ElishaElijah and Elisha Jesus and His disciplesJesus and His disciples Paul and TimothyPaul and Timothy
  6. 6. Disciple means… In Philippians 4:3, Paul uses theIn Philippians 4:3, Paul uses the term ‘term ‘yoke-fellowyoke-fellow’ to describe’ to describe those who were yoked/joined asthose who were yoked/joined as disciples with him! (KJV)disciples with him! (KJV)
  7. 7. Discipleship Session BD1: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A DISCIPLE?
  8. 8. I. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED TO CHRIST. ““Take my yoke upon you andTake my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentlelearn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and youand humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and myFor my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”burden is light.” Matthew 11:29-30, NIVMatthew 11:29-30, NIV
  9. 9. I. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED TO CHRIST. These verses shows that Jesus ChristThese verses shows that Jesus Christ calls his disciples to be joined to Him.calls his disciples to be joined to Him. ““He appointed twelve that theyHe appointed twelve that they might be with him and that hemight be with him and that he might send them out to preach”might send them out to preach” Mark 3:14, NIVMark 3:14, NIV
  10. 10. ““Then Jesus said to hisThen Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants todisciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must _____be my disciple must _____ themselves and take upthemselves and take up their ______and _______Me.’their ______and _______Me.’ Matthew 16:24Matthew 16:24 I. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED TO CHRIST.
  11. 11. a. deny yourself?a. deny yourself? b. take up your cross?b. take up your cross? c. follow Me?c. follow Me? What does it mean to:What does it mean to:
  12. 12. II. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED TO THE CHURCH. To be a true disciple requiresTo be a true disciple requires a Christian to be a membera Christian to be a member of a Christian church.of a Christian church.
  13. 13. II. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED TO THE CHURCH. ““The number of disciples inThe number of disciples in Jerusalem increasedJerusalem increased rapidly”rapidly” Acts 6:7Acts 6:7
  14. 14. II. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED TO THE CHURCH. ““So for a whole year Barnabas andSo for a whole year Barnabas and Saul met with the church and taughtSaul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciplesgreat numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians first atwere called Christians first at Antioch.”Antioch.” Acts 11:26Acts 11:26
  15. 15. II. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED TO THE CHURCH. Disciples must be joined to aDisciples must be joined to a local church somewhere,local church somewhere, rather than living a solitaryrather than living a solitary Christian life.Christian life.
  16. 16. III. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED WITH OTHERS. Discipleship involves beingDiscipleship involves being joined with particular people.joined with particular people. Paul’s desires was that othersPaul’s desires was that others learned alongside him.learned alongside him.
  17. 17. III. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED WITH OTHERS. ““Whatever you have __________ orWhatever you have __________ or ____________ or _________ from____________ or _________ from me, or seen in me—me, or seen in me— _________________________ And_________________________ And the God of peace will be withthe God of peace will be with you.”you.” Philippians 4:9Philippians 4:9
  18. 18. III. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED WITH OTHERS. Although we can learn andAlthough we can learn and develop in our Christian livesdevelop in our Christian lives through reading the bible andthrough reading the bible and spending time on our own,spending time on our own, thethe bible shows us that we needbible shows us that we need others’ help.others’ help.
  19. 19. III. DISCIPLESHIP MEANS BEING JOINED WITH OTHERS. ““As iron sharpens iron, soAs iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpensone person sharpens another.”another.” Proverbs 27:17Proverbs 27:17
  20. 20. Discipleship in Action LIFE of Elijah What happened? Life of Elisha What happened? 2 Kings 2:8 Using his cloak, Elijah parted the Jordan River and with Elisha walked through. 2 Kings 2:14 Using Elijah’s cloak, Elisha parted the Jordan River and crossed it. 1 Kings 17: 10-16 Through Elijah God multiplied food by multiplying four and oil. 2 Kings 4:1-7 Through Elisha, God multiplied the widow’s oil.
  21. 21. Discipleship in Action LIFE of Elijah What happened? Life of Elisha What happened? 1 Kings 17:17-24 Through Elijah, God raised to life a woman’s only son. 2 Kings 4:15-35 Through Elisha, God raised a dead boy’s life. 1 Kings 18:41-45 Elijah prayed for rain and he was answered. 2 Kings 3:9-20 Through Elisha, God caused water to flow for the people and the cattle.
  22. 22. Discipleship in Action Why then should we develop relationshipsWhy then should we develop relationships with people who can help us develop inwith people who can help us develop in our spiritual development?our spiritual development? Who should these people be?Who should these people be? What did Jesus do before He chose HisWhat did Jesus do before He chose His disciples?disciples?
  23. 23. Discipleship in Action ““One of those days Jesus went out to aOne of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent themountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.night praying to God. When morningWhen morning came, he called his disciples tocame, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them,him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designatedwhom he also designated apostles:”apostles:” Luke 6:12-13Luke 6:12-13
  24. 24. THINK and DISCUSS As a Christian, what sacrifices have youAs a Christian, what sacrifices have you had to make to follow Christ?had to make to follow Christ? In what areas of your Christian life do youIn what areas of your Christian life do you know that you need to be “sharpened”?know that you need to be “sharpened”? Who is helping, or could help you in theseWho is helping, or could help you in these things?things?
  25. 25. Rachel A. Costelo, SFYC

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