What is Christian Discipleship and How Do I Practice It?

Episode 511 Show Notes 

From the Show

A disciple is a learner. Discipling is training people up in Jesus’ Word so that we might grow up into the image of Jesus. Now there is a lot of confusion, I think, today about discipleship. A disciple is a learner, we are growing up in the image of Jesus, but how does that happen?

Discipleship isn’t a one-on-one thing; it involves the whole church…It’s only as we are using all of our gifts together that the church is built up. So what does discipleship look like? How do we grow up into the image of Christ? It looks like being part of a local church, growing together with other believers, using your gifts and benefiting from the gifts of others, under the ministry of the Word, so that, together, with what each joint supplies in Ephesians 4, we are built up in love.

—Adriel Sanchez

Questions in this Episode

1. Is it possible to have sins unpaid for? In other words, when Jesus said from the cross, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do,” were those people forgiven, or did Jesus die for those sins? Should we assume that all of the people in the crowd were eventually saved because Jesus forgave their sins?

2. Between the time of Jesus’ death and his resurrection, Jesus spoke with “those in prison.” Who would they be, and what would have been the result of that?

3. I’m really confused about discipleship. What is it, and what does it look like practically?

4. When, if ever, is it okay to lie?

Resources

Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World by Michael Horton

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