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Discipleship



Discipleship

The Countdown:

  1. The combined body of Christ has One all-encompassing spiritual objective. Mat.28:19 “Make disciple. In this are four elements
    1. Authority, v. 18.
    2. Invitation, v.19.
    3. Methodology, v.20.
    4. Promise, v.20b.
  2. Each believer has Two available sources of power for the journey.
    1. The word of God (external).
    2. The Spirit of God (internal).

The essence of the spiritual life is that both must hold their rightful place.

  1.  There are Three stages in the path of discipleship, 1Jo. 2:12-14
    1. The growing-up stage (from salvation to maturity).
    2. The stage of personal responsibility (general spiritual ditties).
    3. The stage of personal destiny (execution of gift and calling).

 These could be called the foundation stage, building stage, and execution stage.

It is also clear that these relate to the Three virtues (faith, hope, love).

  1. There are Four major tests of discipleship.
    1. Consecration to the ”love of Christ” – 2 Cor.5:l4-21.
    2. Genuine positive volition to Revelation – 1Pe.2:2, 3 18.2Tim.2:15.
    3. Dedication to God’s “Masterpiece”, the local church – Eph 3:10, Eph 3:20-21; 1Tim 3:15-16,
    4. Elimination any hindrance one’s personal destiny Gal 1:15 w/ Isa 49:2; Jer l:5;1Ki l9:18.
  2. There are Five mountaintops on the disciples journey.
    1. Amen
    2. Batach
    3. Chasah
    4. Yaqal
    5. Qawah

The valleys between these mountains are the above four tests

  1. There are Six general duties which a believer must learn to fulfill.
    1. Bible study
    2. confession
    3. prayer
    4. giving
    5. witnessing
    6. Communion /fellowship (local church).
  2. The disciple needs to develop Seven spiritual skills to complete the journey (2Pe l:5-7). Virtue, knowledge, self control, perseverance, godliness, brother- love, love.
  3. There are Eight guardians over the garrison of the believer’s soul (Phi 4:6 -8).
  4. There are Nine facets in the “diamond” of discipleship (Gal.5:22-23). Why nine? Compare Joh 15:8 “much fruit…prove to be my disciples”.
  5. There are Ten doctrines that lay the foundation for discipleship (1 Thessalonians).
    1. Conversion – 1Th 1:9
    2. Election – 1Th 1:4
    3. Assurance – 1Th 1:5
    4. Trinity – 1Th 1:1, 1Th 1:3, 1Th 1:5
    5. Holy Spirit – 1Th 1:5.
    6. Sanctification – 1Th 4:3, 1Th 5:23
    7. Conduct – 1Th 1:3, 1Th 2:12, 1Th 4:1
    8. Rapture – 1Th 4:13-18
    9. Tribulation/second advent – 1Th 1:10, 1Th 5:1-4
    10. Resurrection – 1Th 4:14-16

 



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