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When you received the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior you accepted the position of Disciple.  It is now up to you to get to work. 


To start read the following passage.

Read Romans 12


What is Chapter 12 about?  The answer is simple- Discipleship

  • We are to consider ourselves living sacrifices pleasing to God – Doing what needs to be done.
  • We are to be humble never putting ourselves above others – See others as God sees
  • We are to realize that we all have gifts that are best used to serve God – Labor for God

And most all we are to

  • Love others with a sincere heart in order to pass on the truth – Love as Jesus Loved


This is living the life of a disciple


In Romans 12 Paul calls us as Christians to realize that we are disciples and to use whatever we have for the glory of God and to help the body of Christ grow.


If Romans 12 is not clear enough for you, then look at these other verses that describe the duties of discipleship


1 Corinthians 9:19 – be a servant

John 15:8 – Bear fruit

Philippians 2:16 – Run the race

Matthew 5:13 – Be salt and light to the world

Luke 14:26 – Put Jesus first

John 10:27 – Listen to Jesus

Mark 12:30 – Love God with your whole heart

Matthew 28:18-20 - Make other disciples

James 4:7 – Resist the devil

And finally there is

John 8:31 – Be steadfast in your commitment


You can see from these verses that the life of a disciple is a long and sometimes hard race to run.  Paul says in 1 Corinthians 9:14 that we need to “run the race so as to win”.  This means that as disciples we need to be more alert of what we say and do, because one wrong word or action can ruin our effectiveness for God.


The Bible calls us the hands and feet that do the work of God here and there is a lot of work to be done. So if your are ready, pick up your Bible, pray to God for direction and strength and get started on one of the most dangerous, but also the most rewarding callings there is. After all how many jobs do you know of that give you the opportunity to save a life each and every day?


Disciples are lifesavers, because we throw people a rope from God it is up to them to take hold of it and come to a saving relationship with God.


One final thought; if you have any doubts about the importance of your job, think about this.  If you are not there to tell others the Gospel message they may never hear the Word and wouldn't that be tragic?

For A More In Depth Study Study On Discipleship Please visit

Discipleship Encounter

  • Growing in Christ - top discipleship resource from CCC, with the potential to take a new believer through various essential stages.
  • New Christian Ministries. This very valuable resource includes both a Gospel presentation, and follow-up help and interactive study. It is very well-written in accessible language with no jargon and words are explained where necessary. Second-language English readers should find it understandable. Spanish, Portuguese and Russian translations are available of some of the material.
  • Journey of Joy (primarily for women) from Campus Crusade Canada.
  • Anchor your Life. Another help for new believers.
  • Spiritual Growth: Never-ending Adventure. Great study material for a new believer and also older Christian. 
  • Passageway - discipleship site for young people, from BGEA.
  • Faith Start short overview.
  • Youth Specialties - young people need material which relates to their needs. This is just one of many such groups.
  • Authentic Walk - email discipleship course.
  • Global Reach offers a wide range of downloadable evangelistic and discipleship materials in a growing number of languages and suitable for an intertional audicent
  • Asian Internet Bible Institute offers a wide range of teaching suitable for non-Western users.
  • Discipleship Encounters offers a range of downloadable discipleship studies for Christians to use with non-Christians.


 All materials Copyright 2003 by Jerold & Nancy Reed. All material in these Discipleship Encounters
may be copied and passed on to others.

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