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 Read more…


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 Read more…


The Image of God and Being a Disciple of Jesus

Part 1: The Image of God as the Basis of Discipleship
 
“The image of God should be restored in us once again. This task encompasses our whole existence. The aim and objective is not to renew human thoughts about God so that they are correct, or that we would subject our individual deeds to the word of God again, but that we, with our whole existence and as living creatures, are the image of God. Body, soul, and spirit, that is, the form of being human in its totality, is to bear the image of God on earth. God is well pleased with nothing less than God’s own perfect image.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer Read more…