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Becoming Disciples of Christ

Matthew 28:18–20 (NASB95) — 18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

In order to truly practice Christianity, we must be a disciple of Christ. This is where the distinction is made in many if not all cases.  There is a difference between being a religious person and a Christian.  There is a difference in being a person professing to be a Christian and someone who is actually a disciple of Christ.  In order to practice Christianity, we need to be disciples, i.e., followers of Jesus Christ.  After all, the great commission from Jesus to His disciples is to make disciples of all nations.

An important issue here is knowing what a disciple of Jesus Christ is and what a disciple is supposed to therefore do.  Since a disciple is a follower of Christ and expected to do what Christ did, then we only need to examine the Scriptures to see what Jesus did during His ministry and what He taught His disciples to do.

This lesson will be a brief overview of what Jesus did and therefore what His disciples are supposed to do.

Called Before Qualified

Mark 3:13-15 (NKJV) - {13} And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted. And they came to Him. {14} Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach, {15} and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons:

We are all familiar with the twelve disciples of Jesus. These were very special men (except the one who betrayed Jesus). These men went on to change the world by preaching the Christian faith in a hostile environment. Some were killed for preaching Jesus Christ and Him crucified. We would consider men like Peter, John, and James to be very strong men of faith.

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