Our Call To Discipleship
Thoughts for Reflection and Discussion
In this study, unless otherwise specified, the words "discipleship" or "disciples" refer to those
who follow Jesus. In this lesson, questions concerning being a disciple or adopting discipleship
as a way of life specifically refer to a man or woman's choice to follow Jesus.
- State what it means for a person to become and be Jesus' disciple today?
- How does discipleship express itself in the following areas:
- The way a man or woman thinks?
- The way a man or woman determines what is right and wrong?
- The way a man or woman determines what is good and evil?
- The standards used by a man or woman to measure himself or herself spiritually?
- The values used by a man or woman to determine what he or she will and will not do?
- The way a man or woman relates to his or her family members (spouse, children, parents)?
- The way a man or woman relates to other people?
- The way a man or woman determines and accepts responsibility?
- The way a man or woman finds pleasure?
- The way a man or woman determines what it means to be a spiritual person?
- The way a man or woman determines what it means to be an ungodly person?
- Explain your understanding of why Jesus wants disciples?
- Is there a significant difference between converting a person to the church (using today's
perspective and concept of church) and converting a person to Jesus Christ? Explain your
- Why is it essential for a disciple to understand that the primary requirement of discipleship is
to establish and maintain an in-depth relationship with Jesus Christ?
- If a man or woman is Jesus' disciple, how will this affect his or her view of other disciples?
- If a man or woman is Jesus' disciple, how will this affect his or her view of men and women
who are not Jesus' disciples?
- Why should a man or woman give Jesus the kind of devotion and dedication required to make
him or her a disciple?
- Why will discipleship always include the willingness to learn and understand concepts and
responsibilities not known or understood previously?
- Why will a disciple allow Jesus to teach him or her thoughts not known previously?
- Did Jesus look at people and the world as people commonly did [do]? Explain your answer.
- Why is it essential for disciples to understand discipleship basically reveals itself in the
- What is the "big test" of discipleship? Explain your answer.
- What [in your life] did you find to be the most meaningful thought or understanding in this
series of lessons?
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David Chadwell & West-Ark Church of Christ
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