Disciples or Christians?

In Daily Devotional, Life Issues, Purpose by Mauricio Rosa

Theme of the Week: Radical Discipleship

Bible Verse: And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 ESV

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:23–11:1

This week we will explore what a “radical disciple” is. Why “radical disciple”? This term is borrowed from the book by the late theologian John Stott, The Radical Disciple.

As a Christian who grew up in the Christian faith, one of the first questions I needed to answer was – what is a disciple? I genuinely thought that disciples were the twelve guys who followed Jesus around all the time. I wasn’t too far off – it was just an incomplete answer.

Today, many of us use the language of “follower,” as in, “I am a follower of Jesus.” One issue is that, in an age of social media, to “follow” someone literally means to observe regularly what that person is up to or has to say, and then I determine what I think and do about it. That’s not what a disciple of Jesus is.

This week, join us as we will consider 5 characteristics of Christian discipleship which can sometimes be neglected and yet, deserve to be taken seriously. Share this video with your friends and encourage them to subscribe to our daily devotionals too.

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Mauricio Rosa
Mauricio Rosa serves as the Content Manager for Impactus | Promise Keepers Canada. He lives in Calgary where he has been involved in his own local church, including helping to plant a church, serving as an elder and giving leadership, preaching, and teaching. He is married to Christin and together they have three children.
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Mauricio Rosa
Mauricio Rosa serves as the Content Manager for Impactus | Promise Keepers Canada. He lives in Calgary where he has been involved in his own local church, including helping to plant a church, serving as an elder and giving leadership, preaching, and teaching. He is married to Christin and together they have three children.