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Are You a Disciple of Jesus?

Below are the discussion questions we will be reviewing in our study on Wednesday night (07/06/2016, 6pm at the church building). Please review the below and be prepared to discuss them this Wednesday. If you would like to read a summary of the sermon, or watch the video, please click here.

  1. If you were the only representation of Jesus that someone had in his or her life, how would they perceive Christianity? How or what does that make you want to change?
  2. In the New Testament, the words ‘Disciple’ and ‘Christian’ can often be used interchangeably. For example, Jesus’ words in Luke 14:27, could also be phrased “Anybody who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be a Christian.” Note some verses where substituting ‘Christian’ for ‘disciple’ makes you think differently about the verse
  3. Luke 14:28-33 encourages us to consider the cost of being a Christian. We often talk about the benefits of being a Christian (relationship with God, Christian relationships, hope, comfort, etc.). But what are some long term ‘costs’ of being a Christian that we often ignore or overlook?
  4. In the lesson it was noted that in order to be a genuine Christian, we must follow Jesus on His terms. What scriptures can you find that help you understand what ‘following Jesus on His terms’ means?
  5. Luke 6:46 states, “But why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” What are some ways you personally fit into this model that Jesus is describing?
  6. Being a disciple ‘requires all of who we are.’ Often when we are deeply invested in sports/hobbies, we are “all in.” What do we know from these experiences that will help us be a better “all in” Christian?
  7. In John 13:35 it says, “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” How do we show our love for one another? If we love someone, does it mean that we always do what they want or are there examples (real life or in the Bible) of “tough love”?