8117 discipleship, benefits of

8117 discipleship, benefits of

Joy, peace and happiness result from following Jesus Christ, together with the hope of being like him and with him in heaven. This is anticipated in the OT, which stresses the importance of obedience to the Lord.

Blessings result from obedient discipleship

Lk 11:28 See also Pr 8:32; Mt 7:24-25 pp Lk 6:47-48; Jn 13:17; Jn 14:21; Jas 1:25

Joy results from discipleship

Jn 15:10-11 See also Ps 119:14; Ac 13:52; Ac 16:34 the Philippian jailer; Ro 14:17; Ro 15:13; Gal 5:22 the fruit of the Spirit; Php 1:25; 1Th 1:6; Heb 10:34; 1Pe 1:6,8; Jude 24

Peace results from discipleship

Jn 14:27 See also Nu 6:26; Ps 4:8; Ps 29:11; Ps 37:11; Isa 26:3; Mt 11:28-29 Jesus Christ promises rest for the weary; Lk 2:14 the angels’greeting to the shepherds at the birth of Jesus Christ Jesus Christ’s greeting to his disciples when he first appeared to them after his resurrection: Lk 24:36; Jn 20:19
Jn 16:33; Jn 20:21,26; Ro 2:10; Ro 5:1; Php 4:7; Col 3:15

True happiness results from discipleship

Happiness flows from doing God’s will Ps 1:1; Ps 119:1-2 See also Ps 94:12; Ps 112:1; Ps 128:1; Pr 29:18

Disciples are truly happy Mt 5:3-12 pp Lk 6:20-23 See also Rev 1:3; Rev 22:14

Disciples are abundantly recompensed in this life

Mk 10:29-30 pp Mt 19:29 pp Lk 18:29-30 See also Pr 15:16; Pr 16:8; Mt 7:7-11 pp Lk 11:9-13; Jn 8:12; Jn 10:27; Jn 12:26; Ro 8:31-39; 1Ti 6:6

Disciples are blessed by being united with Jesus Christ in the family of God

Mt 12:46-50 pp Mk 3:31-35 pp Lk 8:19-21 See also Gal 6:10; Eph 2:19; Eph 3:15

Disciples will be blessed with eternal life

Mt 19:29 pp Mk 10:30 pp Lk 18:30 See also Mt 25:46; Ro 2:7; Gal 6:8; 1Jn 1:2; 1Jn 5:11,13,20

Disciples have the hope of being like Jesus Christ and being with him in heaven

1Jn 3:2 See also Jn 12:26; Jn 14:3; Ro 8:29; 1Co 15:49; 2Pe 1:4

See also

3254Holy Spirit, fruit of
5874happiness
6644eternal life
6700peace
7115children of God
7921fellowship
8124guidance
8134knowing God
8258fruitfulness, spiritual
8283joy
8347spiritual growth
9610hope