CoN BIBLE STUDY FOR NOVEMBER 10 2019
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THEME: GODLY LEADERSHIP: POLITICS AND CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP
Sub-Theme: GODLY LEADERSHIP AND CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP.
TOPIC: Agents for Christian Discipleship (disciple/disciple maker).
TEXTS: Acts 2: 42; 1 Thes.4:1-7.
examine the meaning and qualities of a true disciple;
examine the requisite attributes of a discipler;
help the Church take proactive measures towards raising the agents for Christian discipleship (both disciples and disciplers).
INTRODUCTION: Christian Discipleship is serious business. It takes more than a mere wish and “talking about it”. Apart from knowing the programme for discipleship, should understand the qualities and attributes needed in the agents for discipleship. This study promises to help in identifying these qualities and attributes with a view to raising quality agents for Christian discipleship.
Who is a true disciple, and what are his/her qualifications? John 3:3;John 8:31;John 13:35; Mk.16:17; Eph.5:1-2; Acts 2:42;
Identify and discuss what is expected of a discipler from: Matt 11:29; Acts 23:1;Acts 24:16; 1 Cor.4:2;1 Cor 9:12;1 Cor 11:1; Phil.1:29; Col.3:16; 1 Thes.4:1-7.
Identify the cost of discipleship that both disciples and agents should know: Luke 14:26-27,Luke 14:33; John 12:24.
From all the foregoing, how can the Church raise adequate agents for Christian discipleship? Matt 28:19-20; Acts 6:3; Acts 15:22,Acts 15: 40.
CONCLUSION: To raise quality disciples, there must be quality agents. Christian discipleship in any Church is a reflection on the quality of leadership there. It is like a cycle (Godly leadership
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Only Christian truly willing to die to their sinful nature are really ready for a serious discipleship programme.
MEMORY VERSE: John 12:24.