Relational Discipleship

Part 4: Biblical Discipleship in a Relational Environment
 
“Jesus not only told us to make disciples but also gave us a model to follow in doing so. I believe that most Christians have divorced the teachings of Jesus from the methods of Jesus, and yet they expect the results of Jesus. I believe his methods are just as divine as his teachings. He showed us that the fundamental methodology in making disciples is relationships grounded in truth and love. Jesus is the greatest disciple maker in history, and his way works. Discipleship is the emphasis. Relationships are the method. Jesus invited people into relationships with himself; he loved them and in the process showed them how to follow God. His primary method was life-on-life.” – Jim Putman, Discipleshift

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Jesus’ Words, Teachings, Commands, and Example

Part 3: The First Century, Biblical Understanding of Discipleship
 
“Discipleship is the process of becoming who Jesus would be if He were you.” –Dallas Willard

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What is the Purpose of Imitating and Obeying Jesus as His Disciple?

Part 2: The Purpose of Imitating and Obeying Jesus as His Disciple
 
“We know that we have come to know [Jesus] if we keep his commands. Whoever says, ‘I know him,’ but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did” (1 John 2:3-6). – John the Apostle

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