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I encourage my guys to come up with their definition of What a Disciple looks like.

If I don't have a clear definition in my mind what the end result should like, i would have no way of knowing I am reaching what God whats me to do.

WHAT IS A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST?

WHAT DOES A FOLLOWER OF JESUS CHRIST LOOK LIKE?                

A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST IS…

D  DOMINATED BY GOD’S GRACE IN CHRIST JESUS    Eph 2:8,9

I  INSPIRED DAILY BY GOD’S WORD   Heb 4:12

S  SURRENDERED TO THE LEADING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.   John 14:26

C  COMMITTED TO THE WORK OF PRAYER.   Matt 26:41

I  INVOLVED IN THE CHURCH’S WORK , WORSHIP AND  FELLOWSHIP.  Heb 10:24,25

P  PURSUES THE LOST WITH PASSION.  Rom 9:1-3

L  LOVES OTHERS AS A SERVANT.  1 John 3:18

E  EXEMPLIFIES  FAITH IN THE HOME.  Heb 11:6

(S)  SEEKS CHRIST IN ALL HIS GLORY.  The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

Definition

A disciple is a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ who has a VISIBLE, GROWING, LIFE-LONG COMMITMENT to HONOR, LOVE AND SERVE CHRIST from an OBEDIENT HEART. And by God’s GRACE and with the HELP and POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT  follow Christ’s  example to  INTENTIONALLY LOVE ,SERVE AND TRAIN OTHER BELIEVERS TO TEACH AND DISCIPLE  OTHERS also.

MATT 28: 18-20 , MARK 16:15, 2 TIM 2:2, PHIL 1:6, 1 COR 15:58

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Good post - hope you get some responses, Gary - and hope to see more good content as you post in the future,

Phil

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NOTE from Phil: I rally like this contrasting approach ... Wondering what others think?
The most interesting thing about the Great Commission is that it does not command us to make converts of Christianity. Instead, we are to make disciples of Jesus. The difference between convert making and disciple making is crucial. 

  • Converts change religions. Disciples change masters. 
  • Converts follow a system. Disciples follow a Person. 
  • Converts build Christendom. Disciples build the Kingdom of God. 
  • Converts embrace rituals. Disciples embrace a way of life. 
  • Converts love the command to “baptize them” in the Great Commission, but that is all. Disciples baptize others but only in context of “teaching them to observe all that I commanded you.”
  • Converts love conversion. Disciples love transformation.

Joey Shaw, International Field Office Director for the Austin Stone Community Church via Pastor Milton Bost of First Baptist Church,Chatham, IL

A zealot for Christ.

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