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CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP: THE DISCIPLE, THE DISCIPLER AND DISCIPLESHIP.

TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 11:1

Memory verse: He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. 2 Corinthians 1:4

DEFINITION OF TERMS

Who is a disciple?

A disciple is a person who learns from another especially one who then teaches others or a person who makes another’s teaching a way of life or an active follower or adherent of someone, or some philosophy.

Who is a discipler?

A wise and trusted counselor or teacher.

Who is a Role Model?

A person who serves as an example whose behaviour is emulated by others.

What is discipleship?

Discipleship is the guidance provided by a discipler. A period of time during which a person receives guidance from a discipler. Christianly speaking, Discipleship is the process of making someone become like Christ. The disciples of Christ are to become like Christ in everything. Discipleship is also a disciple-discipler relationship.

What is discipline?

Discipline sharing the same root with disciple refers to any reactive activity on the part of authority to prevent or correct deviant behaviors or thinking on a part of a disciple. Discipleship must include discipline to produce disciples that pleases the lord.

What is discipling?

Discipling is proactive, constructive behaviour on the part of authority to ensure adherence to the teachings of that authority, (Matthew 28:19-20, John 21:15-19, John 17

LESSON OUTLINES

  1. JESUS OUR ULTIMATE DISCIPLER
  2. THE PURPOSE OF DISCIPLESHIP
  3. THE NEED FOR HUMAN DISCIPLERS
  4. THE PRINCIPLES OF DISCIPLESHIP
  5. THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP

JESUS OUR ULTIMATE DISCIPLER

Jesus is our ultimate discipler, Hebrews 12:2 says “Look unto Jesus the author and the finisher of our faith”. Jesus’ mode of discipleship between himself and his disciples is a perfect example of what discipleship should be. Jesus is our discipler, as Christian we are expected to be under Jesus’ tutelage. Jesus’ discipling was not aimed at being popular, it was aimed at changing their heart for eternity. (Ephesians 5:1-2)

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