Are You A Disciple?

It's A Dangerous Job

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It's A Dangerous Job
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Are You A Disciple

It's A Dangerous Job
Your life as A Christian


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Being a Disciple Is A Dangerous Job!


Take a moment to make a list of the most dangerous job you know.


Now why are those jobs dangerous?


What if I told you that being a disciple Of Jesus Christ was also a dangerous job, would agree or disagree and why?


Read the following verses and list the risks associated with being a disciple

2 Corinthians 11:23-29

Acts 6:8-15

Acts 7:54 – 8:3

Acts 12 1-11


Now that you have read these verses USE THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS for review fo what you have so far.


Why would people willingly put themselves through all of those risks?


Put yourselves in the first disciple’s sandals for a few moments to answer this next question.


What would your mindset be, what would be thinking if you were the first disciples? Think about how they must of felt before, during and after each of these events


Now that you have seen ah answered questions about the first disciples lets move to the present.


Why would someone today want to be a disciple?


Have you ever had a situation that tested your faith?  How did you feel?


You can see from all you have read that the cost of discipleship is high.  In some instances you will be laughed at, ridiculed, looked upon as being intolerant and in some cases even put to death just for preaching the Gospel and declaring you allegiance to Christ


Through every ordeal, through every trial, through every persecution remember these words of Jesus.


Read Matthew 5:10-11 where it says God will bless those who are persecuted for following Jesus


And in Romans 8:17 where it says that if we suffer now with Christ we will be glorified with Christ later.


Also in 1 Peter 3:17 where it talks about suffering for doing good


In the end Discipleship = Persecution = Glory in and with Christ


So if you are ready, The job is yours.

  • Growing in Christ - top discipleship resource from CCC, with the potential to take a new believer through various essential stages.
  • New Christian Ministries. This very valuable resource includes both a Gospel presentation, and follow-up help and interactive study. It is very well-written in accessible language with no jargon and words are explained where necessary. Second-language English readers should find it understandable. Spanish, Portuguese and Russian translations are available of some of the material.
  • Journey of Joy (primarily for women) from Campus Crusade Canada.
  • Anchor your Life. Another help for new believers.
  • Spiritual Growth: Never-ending Adventure. Great study material for a new believer and also older Christian. 
  • Passageway - discipleship site for young people, from BGEA.
  • Faith Start short overview.
  • Youth Specialties - young people need material which relates to their needs. This is just one of many such groups.
  • Authentic Walk - email discipleship course.
  • Global Reach offers a wide range of downloadable evangelistic and discipleship materials in a growing number of languages and suitable for an intertional audicent
  • Asian Internet Bible Institute offers a wide range of teaching suitable for non-Western users.
  • Discipleship Encounters offers a range of downloadable discipleship studies for Christians to use with non-Christians.


 All materials Copyright 2003 by Jerold & Nancy Reed. All material in these Discipleship Encounters
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