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The Marks of Discipleship

The posts with this tag are ones that look at discipleship and what a disciple of Jesus should be about.

A tale of two disciples

A Tale of Two Disciples – Mark 14:9-10

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Will you be remembered as a Mary, one who loved Jesus deeply? Or a Judas, one whose life was a betrayal of Jesus’ life and teaching?

Committed to Following the Lord

Committed to Following the Lord – Exodus 24:3

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How often do I fail in my daily commitment to follow the Lord? Too often! But he loves me anyway. And each day I start anew, seeking his way.

Receive your sight and follow Jesus

Receive Sight and Follow – Matthew 20:34

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The blind men who were healed followed Jesus. Jesus today offers sight to all who are spiritually blind, calling on us to follow after him.

What Must I Do to Get Eternal Life

What Must I Do to Get Eternal Life – Matthew 19:16, 21

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The young man asked Jesus, "what must I do to get eternal life." And Jesus responded with "leave everything behind, and follow me."

Who Do You Say Jesus Is

Who Do You Say Jesus Is? – Matthew 16:15

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People in our world today have a variety of opinions about who Jesus is. But what really matters is who you say that he is. Is he your Lord?

Just what is a Christian?

What Is a Christian? What Does the Bible Say About it?

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Christian is a word that means so many different things to people today that it is almost meaningless as a descriptive term.

Effective and productive in Christ

How to be Effective and Productive in Christ – 2 Peter 1:5-9

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Being effective and productive in the work of the kingdom requires that we be growing in the virtues of our faith. Never be satisfied.

Disciples follow where Jesus leads

Disciples Follow Jesus Where He Leads – Matthew 16:24

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Jesus calls us to discipleship. It is not enough to be a fan on the sidelines. He expects us to deny ourselves, and to follow him.

About fasting

Sermon on the Mount: Fasting – Matthew 6:16-18

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Jesus concluded his teaching about our acts of righteousness with fasting. Fasting, like giving and prayer, should be done in secret.

Faithful to God

Living Faithful to God in the Midst of a Godless World

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One of the challenges facing believers today is our relationship with the world around us. How do we live faithfully to God in a pagan world?

Being a learner

Discipleship Starts with Being a Learner

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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.

become a disciple

Discipleship: How To Become a Disciple of Jesus

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How does a person become a disciple of Jesus. It first requires a new birth. And then it requires a commitment to give up all and follow.

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