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Becoming Disciples through Bible Study  

"If you make My Word your home, you will indeed be My disciples" (John 8:31)

The Marks of Discipleship
By following the Becoming Disciples through Bible Study program, you will gradually come to realize what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. 

Below are the Marks of the Disciples covered for each lesson.

Disciples of Jesus Christ:
 

  1. Place themselves under the power and authority of Scripture
  2. Know they belong to God, that God has claim on them
  3. Acknowledge their rebellion, accept responsibility for their sin, and repent
  4. Respond to God's call to enter the covenant community of faith and express commitment to the covenant through the tithe
  5. Hear and obey God's call to be bearers of God's message of deliverance
  6. Keep God's law by doing it
  7. Commit themselves to corporate worship
  8. Provide a sense of direction and purpose through godly, obedient leadership
  9. Maintain a perspective on leadership that supports and respects godly leaders but give true allegiance only to God
  10. Recognize and listen to prophetic voices raised about community, nation, and world and at times become the prophetic voice
  11. Accept consequences of their sin, seek forgiveness, look for healing and new opportunities for faithfulness
  12. Choose to serve rather than to despair when suffering the consequences of sin
  13. Trust God with all their thoughts and feelings
  14. Strive to live in harmony with God's laws even though obedience is costly
  15. Trust God in the face of unexplained suffering
  16. Sense their unity with the historic people of God and live in hope with a vision of God's kingdom
  17. Hear the gospel of Jesus Christ in the context of unity with the historic people of God
  18. Accept Christ's call to radical discipleship
  19. Abandon sham and pretense, become vulnerable, and enter the ministry of making disciples
  20. Understand their ministry as a call to self-denial and suffering
  21. Throw their weight with God's mission to the least, the last, the lost
  22. Experience life in Jesus Christ
  23. Sense the inner assurance of abundant, eternal life
  24. Experience the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit in their life
  25. Witness to others in order to lead them to Jesus Christ
  26. Receive and trust the forgiving love of God in Jesus Christ and serve out of love and gratitude
  27. Love
  28. Experience and express freedom as loving God and loving neighbor
  29. Seek sound teaching under the guidance of faithful leaders
  30. Accept God's forgiveness
  31. Know themselves as distinctive, peculiar people bearing the inner mark of character and the outer mark of compassion
  32. Remain faithful to God in the midst of persecution and suffering
  33. Use their gifts in ministry to others
  34. Commit their life completely to God to serve as God wills


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