Jesus Christ As The Center Of Discipleship

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When someone think about Jesus Christ being the center of discipleship there are two things that comes to mind; change and commitment within the disciple. One day Jesus Christ was walking by the sea of Galilee when He saw Simon and Andrew fishing; he said to them, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men” Matthew 4:19 . The next verse show them immediately dropping their nets and followed Jesus Christ. The actions of Simon and Andrew is described best by Putman, Harrington, and Coleman in the text book Disciple Shift. The text breaks Matthew 4:19 into three key elements; which are “Following Christ, is being changed by Christ, and is committed to the mission of Christ”. It is the intent of this paper to show the importance of Jesus…show more content…
They realize it is a lifelong process in which God molds them to be more like Jesus. Paul said in Romans 8:29, “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first born among many brethren”. As a disciple of Jesus Christ our hearts have to be Christ centered, so our lives will follow and show forth His glory. Obedience is defined as defined by the American Heritage College thesaurus, “The quality, state, or act of willingly to carrying out the wishes of others” Carrying out the wishes of others for a disciple this would be the commandants of Jesus Christ; one commandment is that of the Great Commission. Matthew 28:19-20 says, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world, Amen.” As a disciple of Jesus Christ obedience is a key factor, but we cannot do it alone we need the help of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will guide, teach, and seal us with the seal of salvation the Holy Spirit will also be a comforter for the believers. John 14:16 says, “And I pray the Father, and he shall give you another comforter, that he may abide with you forever.” The very next verse tells
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