Disciples

{DISCIPLESHIP}

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  1. Leap for Joy - {PDF Copy} - (When disciples are persecuted for their faith, they are to rejoice for being accounted “worthy” to suffer for Jesus)
  2. Though He Slays Me - {PDF Copy} - (Like Job, the Christian's commitment to Jesus must be total regardless of what else happens)
  3. Embracing the Cross - {PDF Copy} - (To be the Messiah means suffering and death, and he summons his disciples to follow the same path)
  4. Path to the Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus proclaimed a new political reality, the Kingdom of God, and it bore little resemblance to the political systems of this world)
  5. He Poured Himself Out - {PDF Copy} - (Christ’s submission to an unjust death is the paradigm for Christian love and service that disciples are summoned to emulate)
  6. Spiritual Warfare - {PDF Copy} - (Christians wage spiritual “warfare” through right conduct and by emulating the example of Jesus)
  7. Love Your Enemy - {PDF Copy} - (Mercy and love are the defining characteristics of his disciple and reflect the true nature of his Father)
  8. True Spirituality - {PDF Copy} - (The spiritually-minded man understands that "Christ Crucified" is the power and wisdom of God)
  9. The Way of the Cross - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus means a life of self-denial and sacrificial service for others)
  10. Disciples and Persecution - {PDF Copy} - (When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs)
  11. The Cost of Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 6:7-30 - The execution of John the Baptist served as an example of what it means to follow Jesus and become his disciple)
  12. Suffering and Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus means self-denial and a willingness to suffer, and for disciples, persecution is the highest honor)
  13. Afflicted Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (In this life, the disciple of Jesus will endure “tribulation” and persecution for his sake)
  14. Christian Response to Persecutors - {PDF Copy} - (When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs)
  15. Slave of HIS Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (To be a citizen of the kingdom of God requires a life of self-sacrificial service for others, not power over them)
  16. The paradigm of the Cross - {PDF Copy} - (Christ crucified is the pattern disciple of Jesus are summoned to emulate, and the test of genuine faith in him)
  17. Prudent or Foolish? - {PDF Copy} - (At the conclusion of his sermon delivered on the mount, Jesus vested his words with ABSOLUTE AUTHORITY)
  18. True Greatness - {PDF Copy} - (His disciples are summoned to lives of self-sacrificial service to others, just as Jesus gave his life as the ransom price for many)
  19. Jesus Refused Political Power - {PDF Copy} - (He rejected Satan's offer of political power and chose, instead, the way of the Suffering Servant)
  20. Signs and Wonders or Christ Crucified? - {PDF Copy} - (Claims that the Church will reap a great harvest of souls through displays of mighty "signs and wonders" do not square with Scripture)
  21. Faithful and Unfaithful Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 9:41-50 Whatever anyone does to a disciple of Jesus, whether for good or evil, is the same as doing it to Jesus)
  22. Governing Authorities - {PDF Copy} - (Romans 13:1-8 To rebel against even tyrannical governments is to resist God's arrangement)
  23. Sanctified Holy - {PDF Copy} - (Considering the future arrival of Jesus, Paul summons the church to become sanctified completely by that day)
  24. Blameless in Holiness - {PDF Copy} - (Paul prays for the Thessalonians to be found holy and blameless on the day when Jesus arrives in glory)
  25. Do Not Drift Away - {PDF Copy} - (A dire warning of the consequences for failing to hear and obey the superior word found in the Son)
  26. Destined for Suffering - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples escape God’s wrath, but they endure tribulation to which they have been appointed)

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