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GROWING IN DISCIPSHIP –SERIES 1

WHAT IS A DISCIPLE?

Jesus’ definition of a disciple

1. Read Luke 14:25-33. According to these verses, what characterizes a disciple?
Write answers based on verses 26,27, and 33.
2. From the following verses, what actions does Jesus say should characterize the lives of his disciples?
John 8:31, John 13:34-35, John 15:6
3. Using the Scriptures in question 1 and 2, write a brief definition of a disciple.
4. Jesus’ standard for his disciples are high. Why do you think this is so?

The disciple is a learner

5. What attitude should characterize a learner? Proverbs 12:1 and 4:13
6. From whom can we learn? Proverbs 4:1,27:17, Matthew 11:29, John 6:45, Hebrews 13:7-8
7. In 1 Corinthians 14:20, what did Paul encourage the Corinthians to do?
8. Why is it important for you to receive instruction? Proverbs 11:14
9. Read Proverbs 24:30-34. What can you learn about the man who lacks judgment?

The cost of discipleship

10. What does Jesus encourage those who want to be his disciples to consider? Luke 14:28-32
11. What might it cost you to be Jesus’ disciple? Luke 9:57-62
12. Read Romans 12:1-2. How would you explain the meaning of the term living sacrifice?
13. Read Luke 9:23-26. What do you think it means to deny yourself? What does it mean to “take up your cross daily”? How can you save your life?

Diligence and discipline

14. Read 2 Timothy 2:3-6, where Paul compared the Christian to three types of people? What are they?
15. Read Hebrews 6:11-12. How do diligence and discipline relate to being Christ’s disciple?
16. What attitude characterizes a mature Christians? Philippians 3:12-15
17. What did Paul teach about diligence in Colossians 3:17?
18. Why is the attitude of your heart so important in being Christ’s disciple? Proverbs 4:23