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Call to Discipleship

  • Matthew 4:19 – “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
  • Mark 8:34 – “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.'”
  • Luke 9:23 – “Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.'”

Learning from Jesus

  • Matthew 11:29 – “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
  • John 13:13 – “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am.”
  • Luke 6:40 – “The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.”

Cost of Discipleship

  • Luke 14:27 – “And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.”
  • Luke 14:33 – “In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.”
  • Matthew 16:24 – “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.'”

Following Jesus’ Teachings

  • John 8:31 – “To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.'”
  • John 15:8 – “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
  • Matthew 28:20 – “and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Discipleship and Love

  • John 13:35 – “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
  • 1 John 4:7 – “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”
  • John 15:12 – “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”

Bearing Fruit

  • John 15:5 – “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing.”
  • John 15:16 – “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”
  • Matthew 7:17 – “Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.”

Discipleship and Perseverance

  • Luke 21:19 – “Stand firm, and you will win life.”
  • Hebrews 12:1 – “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

The Great Commission

  • Matthew 28:19 – “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
  • Mark 16:15 – “He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.'”

Discipleship and Service

  • Matthew 20:26 – “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.”
  • Mark 10:45 – “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
  • John 13:14 – “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”

Discipleship and Obedience

  • Luke 6:46 – “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”
  • John 14:15 – “If you love me, keep my commands.”
  • James 1:22 – “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

Discipleship and Humility

  • Matthew 18:4 – “Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
  • Philippians 2:5 – “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.”

Training and Discipline

  • Proverbs 3:11 – “My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke.”
  • Hebrews 12:6 – “because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.”

Discipleship and Faith

  • Hebrews 11:6 – “And without faith, it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
  • Mark 11:22 – “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.”
  • Luke 11:1 – “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.'”
  • Matthew 26:41 – “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Sharing the Good News

  • Romans 10:14 – “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?”
  • 2 Timothy 4:2 – “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.”