This group is about Discipleship, as described in the following Scriptures:
And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him. (Mark 2:14 KJV)
Y al pasar, vio a Levi hijo de Alfeo, sentado al banco d los tributos públicos,, y le dino: Sígueme. Y levantándose, le siguió. (Marcos 2:14 RVR)
"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people." (Mark 1:17 NIV)
Y les dijo Jesús: Venid en pos de mi, y hare que seáis Pescadores de hombres. (Marcos 1:17 RVR)
When Jesus said the words “follow me”, He was saying “walk the same road”. His disciples are to continue walking with Him. Jesus is our companion as we consistently walk the same road with Him.
Not all Christians are disciples. What does it mean to be a disciple? How can we tell if a Christian is a disciple? There are three evidences or results of disciples:
This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. (John 15:8 NIV) As disciples, we will bear abundant fruit. Our lives will show practical results as we follow Jesus.
En esto es glorificado mi Padre, en que Ilevéis mucho fruto, y seáis asi mis discípulos. (Juan 15:8 RVR)
To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. (John 8:31 NIV) His disciples will continuously study and obey God’s Word. Jesus’ disciples hunger for the Word. They are students of Scripture and walk according to its teachings.
Dijo entonces Jesús a los judíos que habian creido en él: Si Vosotros permaneciereis en mi palabra, series verdaderamente mis discipulos. (Juan 8:31 RVR
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:35 NIV) True disciples will have love for others, and especially fellow Christians.
En esto conocerán todos que sois mis discípulos, si tuviereis amor los unos con los otros. (Juan 13:35 RVR)
Our purpose in life is to know and love God. God has called us to know Him personally and to walk with Him. The beautiful byproduct of this being that it will bring Him pleasure, and it will bring us pleasure too. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (Revelation 4:11 KJV)
Señor, digno eres de recibir la Gloria y la honra y el poder; porque tú creaste todas las cosas, y port u voluntad existen y fueron creadas. (Apocalipsis 4: 11 RVR).
Come, join us on a journey thru the Scriptures based on a thorough study of what exactly Discipleship is, and how we can apply it to our lives.
Come, join us!
Group Leader: Mary Osborn