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What is a Disciple?


This weekend I was wondering what most people think a disciple is. I wish more people were reading and contributing to this blog. I could get some answers as to what many people this a disciple is and does.

The answers are not coming quickly. So this evening I sent our a few emails and depending on the responses I get, I may send a few more. If you are reading this please respond.

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4 thoughts on “What is a Disciple?

  1. Paul Haber on said:

    Disciple– one who accepts and helps to spread the teachings of others. Also, a convinced adherent. The Miriam-Webster Dictionary.

    I couldn’t come up with a better definition myself–with emphasis on the phrase “and helps to spread the teaching”. I don’t believe one can be a disciple if he/she only accepts the teachings; there has to be some follow-on action.

    How many of us “believe”, “accept ” and so on- we go to church, read the bible, but never get around to spreading the teaching?

  2. Kathleen Calfior on said:

    To me, a disciple is a disciplined follower of our Lord Jesus, the Christ.

    ~I guess that would suggest a continual studying of the Word, and a disciplined effort to apply what we learn.
    *Like Ezra did: “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach…[it]” Ezra 7:10

  3. Thanks for Ezra 7:10. Taken with Matt 28: 19-20 it appears that a disciple teaches as well as learns. So why aren’t most churches promoting discipleship? (at least the ones that I am familiar with don’t)

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