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7622 disciples, characteristics of

7622 disciples, characteristics of

The content of discipleship is most clearly seen in the Christian’s relationship to Jesus Christ. But this also affects a person’s relationship to God the Father, the cross, the church and the world.

Disciples and their relationship to Jesus Christ

Coming to Christ and following him Mt 4:19 See also Mt 11:28; Mk 10:21; Lk 18:16

Receiving him Rev 3:20 See also Jn 1:12

Learning from him Mt 11:29 See also Mt 24:32 pp Mk 13:28

Lovingly obeying him Jn 14:15

Trusting him Jn 14:1

Confessing him Mt 10:38 pp Lk 14:27 See also Mk 8:38 pp Lk 9:26

Imitating him 1Co 11:1; 1Pe 2:21

Reflecting him Mt 5:16

Abiding in him Jn 15:4 See also Jn 6:66-68

Disciples and their relationship to God the Father

True sons and daughters of God Mt 5:44-45

Discipleship and glorifying God See also Mt 5:16

Disciples and their relationship to the cross

Self-denial Mt 16:24 pp Mk 8:34 pp Lk 9:23

Disciples and their relationship to the church

Treating other Christians as family Mk 3:34-35 See also Mt 18:15-17; Jn 15:12,17

Disciples and their relationship to the world

They are to be active in the world but are to be distinct from it Mt 5:13 See also Mt 5:14-16; Jn 17:11-23

They are to make other disciples Mt 28:19 See also Ac 1:8

See also

1040God, fatherhood
2410cross, the
4025world, the
5680family
7105believers
8030trust
8248faithfulness
8407confession of Christ
8453obedience
8475self-denial

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