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Discipleship: Faith and Practice

This page is intended to be a resource for believers who are seeking to grow as disciples of Jesus. Too often believers are satisfied with a surface relationship with the Lord. Being saved and living a decent life is good enough for them. But we have been called to be more than that. We are to die to self, pick up our crosses, and follow Jesus.

The articles on this page roughly fall into two categories. The first concerns our faith, the doctrines that believers hold to. Knowing doctrine goes beyond just an intellectual exercise. The goal is to become better acquainted with our Lord and what he is about. The second category concerns our practice as believers. These are disciplines that every believer should seek to incorporate into their lives.

These are further divided into two groupings. The first group of articles deals with the basics of our faith and practice. The second group deals with more advanced topics in our faith and practice. If you are a new believer, I would encourage you to start at the beginning and work your way through each step.

Basic Topics

Basic Disciplines

  • Bible Study: Spending time in the Bible, reading, studying, and meditating on its words is one of the most important things that you can do as a believer.
  • Spending Time Together: One of the most important things we can do as believers is to spend time together. To edify, encourage, and positively influence each other.
  • Worshipping Together: One of the activities of the early church was worshipping God together as a body. Worship will draw us together and into communion with God.
  • Drawing Near in Prayer: One of the most important things we can do as believers is to draw near to God in prayer. It is a great privilege that he has given to us.

Basic Doctrine

  • Understanding Who God Is: Who is God? This article looks to provide a simple answer to this question. It is part of a larger series on discipleship.
  • What Is Humanity: What is humanity? Where did we come from? What was God’s purpose in creating us? And what are we like? This article will explore these.
  • What Is Sin?
  • Who Is Jesus?
  • What is Salvation?

Advanced Topics

Advanced Disciplines

  • Service:
  • Meditation:
  • Giving:
  • Evangelism:

Advanced Doctrine

  • The Holy Spirit:
  • The Bible:
  • The Church:
  • Creation:
  • The Second Coming:
  • The Kingdom of God:
* These topics are all tentative. These lists will be updated as the articles are written.

Miscellaneous Articles on Discipleship

  • Discipleship: What Does It Mean to Be a Disciple of Jesus? – Being a disciple of Jesus is much more than just being a fan, sitting on the sidelines and watching the show. A disciple is a follower of Jesus. Someone who has left their old life behind, has taken up their cross, and is following. A disciple is a lifelong learner. And more than a learner. A disciple will be putting into practice the things they have learned from their teacher, the Holy Spirit. Christian discipleship is a way of life.
  • How to be Effective and Productive in Christ – 2 Peter 1:5-9 – Being effective and productive in the work of the kingdom requires that we be growing in the virtues of our faith. Never be satisfied.
  • Discipleship: How To Become a Disciple of Jesus – Becoming a disciple of Jesus involves two things. The first step is what is often called being born again or being saved. It is identifying Jesus as your Lord. Not just saying the words, but making that commitment. The second step is to follow where he leads, to learn from him, and to put into practice what you have learned.
  • Discipleship Starts with Being a Learner – At the foundation of being a disciple is being a learner. Learn the lessons that Jesus has to teach us in his Word and through the Holy Spirit.
  • The Cost of Discipleship – Luke 14:33 – What is the cost of discipleship? Jesus says here that unless I give up all that I have, I cannot be his disciple. Discipleship requires that I give everything to him.

The views expressed here are solely mine and do not necessarily reflect those of any other person, group, or organization. While I believe they reflect the teachings of the Bible, I am a fallible human and subject to misunderstanding. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions about this post in the comments section below. I am always interested in your feedback.

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