Discipleship Disciplines

Are you a follower of Jesus? Do you consider yourself a disciple?

The answer to the second question may depend on what it means to be a disciple. A disciple is a person who is a pupil or an adherent of the doctrines of another, or a follower. If you believe that Jesus is your savior, then you are a disciple of Jesus of Nazereth.

So what does a disciple do?

The answer to that has filled scores of books, sermons, articles and posts. It has spawned various religions, sects and, when distorted, cults. The basic idea is very simple, they follow. The challenging bit is in putting it into practice in our own lives

The twelve followed Jesus. They went where He went. They slept where He slept. They ate with Him, they walked with Him, and they talked with Him. They asked questions when they didn’t understand something. They listened when He spoke. They told others about Him. Reading through Matthew, Mark, Luke and Acts give us a clear picture of what the twelve did. They left their nets and followed Him.

“It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, and the slave like his master…”

Matthew 10:25

So what are we to do? Does that mean we leave our jobs, our homes and our families and go to some far off place to tell others of Jesus? Sure, for some that is exactly what they are to do. But others of us are to stay put, support and raise our families, and follow Him right where we are.

What does that look like exactly? It can be a little different for each one of us. Our personalities and our gifts can guide us, but there are some basic things we should each be doing daily, weekly, and throughout our lives. We know we should be reading and studying the Bible, praying and meeting together with other believers. Our challenge comes in the how.

I will be discussing some of the how over the next couple of months. If you are interested in joining me on this journey, or just curious, join me by registering here. It is free and may reenergize your walk and strengthen your relationship with your savior. Topics will include Scripture memory, Bible study, prayer, meeting with God daily, and other relevant discipleship topics. I hope you will join me on this journey into discipleship.

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