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  1. Disciples What kind are we?

  2. Disciple • “lit., ‘a learner’ (from manthanoo, “to learn,” from a root math--, indicating thought accompanied by endeavor), in contrast to didaskalos, “a teacher”; hence it denotes ‘one who follows one’s teaching.’” (Vine, 171) • “A ‘disciple’ was not only a pupil, but an adherent; hence they are spoken of as imitators of their teacher; cf. John 8:31; 15:8.”

  3. Disciple • Taught, Matthew 28:19 • Trained, Luke 6:40 (Acts 11:26) • Jesus calls us to be disciples, Matt. 11:29 Become a learner & adherent of Jesus!

  4. Doubting DisciplesLuke 24:36-38 • Little Faith, Matt. 6:30; 14:31; Jas. 1:6 • Solution: Devotion to word of God, Rom. 10:17 • Start learning,Matt. 9:13 (Hosea 6:3) • Start serving like Jesus,Matt. 10:24-25 (John 13:12-17)

  5. Fearful DisciplesMatthew 25:24-30 • Find Rest, not Fear, Matt. 11:29 • From fear of sin & death, Heb. 2:14-15 • From fear of people, Lk. 12:4-5 (Jno. 7:13) • From fear of duty, Matt. 25:25, 29 • From fear of learning, Luke 9:43-45

  6. Fearful DisciplesMatthew 25:24-30 • Solution to Fear: • Love God, 1 Jno. 4:17-19 (Matt. 22:37) • Practice Christ’s discipline & the God of peace will be with you, Phil. 4:9 • Learn contentment, Phil. 4:11-13

  7. Weak Disciples • Powerless, feeble, 1 Ths. 5:14 • Solution to weakness: • Learning, 1 Cor. 14:31 (2 Tim. 2:15; 3:7) • Working, Matt. 9:37-38; 2 Tim. 3:14; Titus 3:14

  8. Secret Disciples • Concealed, not open, John 12:42-43; 19:38 • Solution: • Come out of the shadows of shame, Mark 8:38 (2 Tim. 1:8) • Walk in the light, Jno. 8:12 (Eph. 5:8-17)

  9. Faithful & FruitfulDisciples John 15:4-8 • By learning & living Christ (Jno. 6:44-45) Eph. 4:20-21; Gal. 2:20 • Obey His doctrine from heart, Rom. 6:17-18 • Abide in His word, Jno. 8:31-32 (1 Cor. 4:6) • Put off old man…put on new man, Eph. 4:22-24 • Continue in what you have learned, 2 Tim. 3:14

  10. His DisciplesMatt. 12:46-50 • Disciples do the will of the Father • Enjoy fellowship with Jesus in God’s family • Complete your training & be like your Master! Luke 6:40; Phil. 2:12