What is a Disciple?
What comes to your mind when you hear the word Disciple?
- 12 Apostle
- Followers of Jesus
- Learners, messengers, missionary
- All of the abov
They are believers like us, But not all believers are disciples.
A Disciple should be:
- The Salt of the earth
- Matthew 5:13... "You are the salt of the earth."
- Luke 14:34... Salt is good but if it looses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is thrown out.
- The Light of the world
- Matthew 5:14... "You are the light of the world."
- Matthew 5:16... "Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
In the gospel of John, we find 3 traits of a disciple
- You will bear fruit
- John 15:8... "This is my father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciple."
- Galatians 5:22 "Fruit of the Holy Spirit, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
- You will study and obey God's word.
- John 8:31... "To the Jews who had believed Him, Jesus said, "If you hold my teaching, you will really be my disciples."
- You will love one another
- John 13:35 "By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
- Matthew 5:44 "But I tell you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you."