Disciple of God...What is a disciple of God?
Go and make disciples…Matthew 28
Greek word for disciple-mathetes
Meaning of disciple-a learner, a pupil, a student, a follower of Jesus Christ who is willing to learn the Bible scriptures and the lifestyle to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.
Do I know that God is my creator?
Do I know that when I was born, I was a sinner, a person without God?
Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let Us make man in our image, after our likeness.
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God
What are some characteristics of a disciple?
1. I passionately love Jesus…Mark 12:29-31
2. I want to please God always…John 8:29
3. I want to be a good example, daily…
4. I am not ashamed to be a follower of Jesus…Romans 1:16
5. I want always to be a godly witness for Jesus…Acts 1:8
6. I want to take up my cross…my stand for Jesus always…Luke 9:23
7. I want to honor my parents always…Ephesians 6:2
8. Must be teachable…John 14:26
9. Must bear fruit…John 15:8
10. Be willing to continue in God’s word…John 8:31
11. Be a person whose life is characterized by love…John 13:35, I Cor. 13
12. Be willing to suffer ridicule…Matthew 10:24-25
13. Be willing to forsake earthly ties…Luke 14:26
14. Be willing to lay down your life in following Jesus…Luke 14:26
You can change your image but only God can change your nature…LET GOD
Pastor Dave Stallman