Disciple

"These are they that follow the Lamb whithersoever he goes."

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{EMULATING JESUS}
  1. Following Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The Messiah of Israel submitted to the way of the Cross and summoned his disciples to follow him on the very same path)
  2. Mercy is NOT Optional - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 5:43-48 - Acts of mercy and love are the defining characteristics of the true disciple and of the nature of God)
  3. To Follow Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus means a life of self-denial and sacrificial service for others - Matthew 20:20-28)
  4. He Humbled Himself - {PDF Copy} - (Christ’s submission to a shameful death on the Cross is the paradigm for Christian service and conduct)
  5. Whosoever will Follow Me - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 8:27-38 - After Jesus healed a blind man, for a fleeting moment, the eyes of Peter were opened to "see" just Who Jesus was)
  6. Greatness in His Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:35-45 - To be a member of the kingdom of God requires a life of self-sacrificial service for others)
  7. The Cost of Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 6:7-30 - To be a disciple means to take up one’s own cross and follow in his steps no matter where they lead)
  8. His Suffering and Death - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 8:31 - To be the Messiah of Israel means suffering and death, and he summons disciples to walk the same path)
  9. Power and Wisdom - {PDF Copy} - (God's power and wisdom are revealed in the preaching of Christ Crucified)
{PERSECUTION AND SUFFERING}
  1. Persecution and Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (The disciple of Jesus is granted the great privilege and honor of enduring insults, hatred, and even violence on his behalf)
  2. Christian Response to Persecution - {PDF Copy} - (Matthew 5:12 - When Christians react to hostility from State or Society with anger and rebellion, Satan triumphs)
  3. Afflicted Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (In this life, the disciple of Jesus will endure “tribulation” and persecution for his sake  1 Thessalonians 3:1-4)
  4. Disciple and State - {PDF Copy} - (Paul instructed believers in the very heart of the Empire not to resist the government – Romans 13:1-8)
Narrow Path - Photo by Kalen Emsley on Unsplash
Narrow Path - Photo by Kalen Emsley on Unsplash

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