Discipleship

"If anyone wishes to follow me, let him deny himself and take up his cross."

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  1. Following Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The Messiah of Israel submitted to the way of the Cross and summoned his disciples to follow him on the very same path)
  2. 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)
  3. The Way of the Cross - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus means a life of self-denial and sacrificial service for others – Matthew 20:20-28)
  4. The Cost of Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 6:7-30 - The execution of John the Baptist serves as an example of the cost of discipleship)
  5. Afflicted Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (In this life, the disciple of Jesus will endure “tribulation” and persecution for his sake)
  6. Martyrs and Overcomers - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, overcoming saints persevere in the “testimony of Jesus,” no matter the cost, “even unto death”)
  7. The Paradigm of Calvary - {PDF Copy} - (Christ crucified is the pattern for, and the test of, genuine discipleship. THAT is the Christ believers are called to emulate)
  8. Let this mind be in you - {PDF Copy} - (Christ’s submission to a shameful death on the Cross is the paradigm for Christian service and conduct)
  9. 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)
  10. Faithful and Unfaithful Disciples - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 9:38-50 Whatever anyone does to a disciple of Jesus, whether for good or evil, is the same as doing it to Jesus)
  11. Disciples and Persecution - {PDF Copy} - (To follow Jesus means self-denial and a willingness to suffer, and for disciples, persecution is the highest honor)
  12. Greatness in His Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 10:34-45 - To be a true member of the kingdom necessitates a life of self-sacrificial service to others)
  13. Governing Authorities - {PDF Copy} - (Romans 13:1-8To rebel against even tyrannical governments is to oppose God's arrangement)
  14. Mercy is not Optional - {PDF Copy} - (Mercy and love are the defining characteristics of the disciple of Jesus and the nature of God)
  15. The Meaning of Discipleship - {PDF Copy} - (To be the Messiah means suffering and death. To be his disciple means self-sacrificial service to the weak and insignificant)
  16. Spiritual Warfare - {PDF Copy} - (Christians wage spiritual warfare through right conduct and by emulating the example of Jesus)
{SUFFERING AND PERSECUTION}
  1. Appointed to Tribulation - {PDF Copy} - (His disciples escape God’s wrath but endure tribulation to which they have been appointed)
  2. Christian Response to Persecution - {PDF Copy} - (When Christians react in kind to hostility, whether from government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs)
  3. Power and Wisdom - {PDF Copy} - (The Power and Wisdom of God are revealed in Christ Crucified, not in great miraculous displays)
  4. Tribulation of the Church - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, faithful saints experience “tribulation,” but the unrepentant undergo “wrath)
  5. War Against the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (The “beast” is authorized to wage war against the followers of the Lamb on behalf of the Dragon)

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