Christian Discipleship Essays

  • The Importance Of Christian Discipleship

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    When thinking about Christian Discipleship, it is important to look at the fact that it is completely possible to be a Christian, without being a Christian Disciple (Willard, 4). I personally think of Christian Discipleship as taking a step beyond knowing and accepting Christ as a personal savior, and going out into the world to help transform others lives to be in accordance with God. Greg Ogden describes it best, in his book Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time, when he

  • Christian Discipleship Research Paper

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    I am clear that God has call me to Christian discipleship, as I began the journey as a pastor, I accept the fact that my life is not mine anymore, I knew that I had to fully depend on Christ, I can surely say that I find joy through serving in the church. I remember when I accepted calling from the Lord when I was seventeen. As John Bunyan would describe in his writings, Christian life is like a pilgrimage. Though the journey can be painful time to time, but all steps of this journey is carefully

  • The Effect of Discipleship on the Life of a Christian Today

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    The Effect of Discipleship on the Life of a Christian Today There are five ways in which discipleship might affect the lives of Christians today: Vocation, Service, Faith, Prayer and Worship. I intend on answering this question by examining these five examples. Vocation is the main way. This means a sense of being called to perform a task for God. Many Christians have a vocation to help those who are ill in a practical way. Christian medical workers may feel called to dedicate their lives

  • A Proposal For The 21st Century Church Of Christian Discipleship

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    Chan presents a proposal to the 21st century church in support of Christian discipleship. The author feels that many have strayed from the mandates of the New Testament church by failing to make disciples and disciple-makers. Further, defining a disciple as: “a student or apprentice. [16]” Aligning his presentation with the Holy Inspired Scripture of Jesus’ teaching, training, and leading his disciples. Encouraging Christians to return to their roots of becoming disciples, then becoming disciple-makers;

  • What a Study of Mark's Gospel can Tell Christians About the Nature of Discipleship

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    Tell Christians About the Nature of Discipleship In Mark's Gospel, the true nature of Discipleship to Christians was giving all that they have in the service of God and of other people. Also giving time and money to help others and requires total commitment. It was important in Mark's Gospel because Christians were being persecuted for their beliefs in Jesus. True Christian Discipleship means being prepared to accept this suffering even if it leads to death. Christian discipleship was

  • The Effectiveness of Discipleship on the Life of A Christian

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    The Effectiveness of Discipleship on the Life of A Christian Jesus’ words taught the disciples what it means not to be powerful but to be servants. “Whoever wants to be first must place himself last of all and be the servant of all” Jesus always had a way of teaching his disciples how to be better people. “Christians care for the weak in society for religious reasons. They recognise others as members of God’s family, brothers and sisters of Christ. Worship of God, and care for their

  • Discipleship

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    Discipleship Teachers around the time when Jesus lived thought that learning was such that the people who wanted to learn should come to them to be taught. But Jesus felt differently and rather than waiting for people to come to him, he went out to find them and then chose them to be his followers. He called them disciples and this word means one who learns. But Jesus chose his disciples carefully as we are told in Mark 1:16-20 and also in Mark 3:13-19. In the first passage, Jesus appoints his first

  • The Effects of Teaching About Discipleship on Christians Today

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    The Effects of Teaching About Discipleship on Christians Today Discipleship has affected both the people in Jesus' time and Christians to day. In this piece of work I will be looking at how discipleship has affected Christians today. Discipleship consists of a lot of things many of which are to follow Jesus also believe in him, Mk10v46-52 "Jesus son of David take pity on me" Bartimeaus believed in Jesus because he recognised him as the messiah and with this his faith made him better "he

  • The Effect of Teaching About Discipleship on Christians Today

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    The Effect of Teaching About Discipleship on Christians Today The teaching of discipleship affects the life of a modern day Christian in many different ways. The teaching of Christian belief, practice, authority, organization and sacrifice affects how a modern day Christian lives his life. Christian belief affects how a modern day Christian lives his life because he must consider how he can show as much belief as the original twelve disciples showed in Jesus and what he did. Belief is

  • How a Christian May Follow the Call to Discipleship Through Daily Life and Work

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    How a Christian May Follow the Call to Discipleship Through Daily Life and Work The English word "vocation" comes from the Latin word vocare meaning "to call". Every Christian has a calling or 'vocation' from God to be good, to serve Him and to serve others. The term "disciple" is also applied to every one who calls them selves a Christian. "What am I going to do with my life?" or "What is God calling me to do with my life?" We tend to think of the 'vocation' in terms of religious life

  • The Current Religion of the American Economy as a Barrierand Substitute for Christian Living

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    The Current Religion of the American Economy as a Barrierand Substitute for Christian Living Thenature of this paper, which deals with the presence of a subconscious set ofparticularly American beliefs, inherently involves more reflection than thegathering of data. Whatsimportant is the way we live, not the historical manufacturing of facts whichis more evidence, not description, of the current Religion of the AmericanEconomy. And while most ofthese truths should be self evident (like any good

  • Mark’s Gospel and the Nature of Discipleship

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    Mark’s Gospel and the Nature of Discipleship Discipleship is an initial theme in Mark’s Gospel. It was important to the early Christians and is till for Christians today. Christian disciples are followers of Jesus Christ. They learn from his teachings and way of life. True disciples must be committed and put God first. Christians should aim to be a good disciple in all aspects of life to do this they need to take in account what Mark said about discipleship. Mark tells the story of the

  • Incarnational Discipleship In A Secular Age By Glen Stassen

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    Jorge E. Lopez Book Review #2 03-04-2104 A THICKER JESUS: Incarnational Discipleship in a Secular Age by Glen Stassen This book indeed is one of those books that every Christian should read. The author did a great job translating his knowledge and experience into this concise book that contain many insights useful for our ministries. In summary, out of the many questions implied in the book, perhaps one of the more important ones to summarize the book is, what does it mean to be a Jesus’ disciple

  • Discipleship and Mark's Gospel

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    Discipleship and Mark's Gospel Mark's Gospel can tell us the entire truth about discipleship, telling Christians about the faith, responsibility, and sacrifice involved in following Jesus. Some may even say that we glimpse a harsh reality of what it really means to be a true Christian disciple and to have complete faith. Although in saying this, it is important to note that Mark's Gospel does also cover the rewards and the actual meaning of discipleship. This is important to include as Mark's

  • The Role of Christian Ministry

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    The pastor of the author’s church has revealed a concern about the direction of the church to the author on a number of times. He revealed that more time is spent devising programs and events than on true discipleship. That concern is on many pastors surrounding the globe. Some college students also voiced their lack of interest in continuing to attend church. The writer questioned some of the college students at his church and discovered that many were discouraged by what they called “reruns.” When

  • 5 Stages Of Discipleship Essay

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    Spiritual growth and maturity are essential to developing as a Christian and reaching the highest potential in Christ. As a novice cannot be expected to perform a task as a master, the same holds true for an infant in Christ. Paul in verse two of chapter three of his Letter to the Church of Corinth, states that he had to treat them as infants in Christ feeding them milk instead of solid food because they desired to please their flesh instead of the spirit. So understanding an individual’s spiritual

  • St Mark’s Gospel and Meaning of Discipleship

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    St Mark’s Gospel and Meaning of Discipleship Reading Mark’s Gospel tells you a lot about discipleship. It contains several information to help Christians about being a disciple. The Gospel gets its message across about discipleship through stories, parables and examples of others in today’s modern world and in the past. Everybody has their own idea of what a disciple is but many are not to sure about what is required from a disciple because discipleship is very complex. Straight away

  • The Task of The Church Today

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    DISCIPLESHIP AND MISSION THE TASK OF THE CHURCH TODAY Throughout the dawn of ages man has grappled with many facets when comprising a theological understanding of Christian discipleship and mission. Mission can be categorized from both a systematic and applied theological perspective. Within systematic theology it lies in “ecclesiology;” a central component when analyzing the doctrine of the church. Within applied theology it is in nestled in scriptural foundation. From a biblical perspective

  • Discipleship In The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

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    Discipleship can be seen throughout all of time; early on it was seen in oral stories and people's actual lives, but now you don't see discipleship that often in your day day day life unless it's in a movie or a book. One of the best examples of discipleship is in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. You see many examples of discipleship in this movie or book, whatever your preference. You have to look at the story in a literal view. The literal view is looking at something deeper than

  • Growing True Disciples, By Pastor George Barna

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    book was created as an outcome of the Barna Research Group where they conduct research for Christian ministries and non-profits, and Barna himself is widely known for his research-based seminars for church leaders (Barna 183). Each section in this book offers great value for every reader, but the sections that really stood out to me were, “How Important is Discipleship”, and “Methods of effective discipleship”,