10 Qualities of a Disciple
Several years ago we sat down as a staff to talk about the future of our church and how we could lead the individuals and families that God has brought to us into the life He has for them. Out of that conversation we realized that the most important thing we could do as leaders is to follow Jesus’ instructions in Matthew 28, “Go and make disciples.” This is how 10 Qualities of a Disciple was born. Since that time the journey of moving people from being believers to becoming fully committed disciples has become the most important message of our church. These 10 qualities are some of the most life-giving and life-transforming messages of the bible.
Passionately Committed to Jesus Christ
God is calling you to come close and learn from Him. One of the primary indicators that you have become a disciple is when your passion shifts from worldly desires to Jesus.
Luke 14:25 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.”
The Heart of a Servant
Romans 8:7-8 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.
Sensitive & Submitted to the Holy Spirit
John 10:27-28 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.
Romans 6:6-8 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.
Engages in Biblical Community
Hebrews 10:25 Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.