Defining Discipleship

Genuine faith yields God-glorifying works through following God’s commandments.  One of God’s commandments is located in Matthew 28:18-20.

  1. Read Matthew 28:18-20, what is the commandment of God?

Discipleship is a continual process Christians experience throughout life.

  1. In your words, what is a disciple of Christ?

Read Multiply pgs. 15-25.

  1. How is a disciple of Christ described?
  2. Are disciples and converts different?

Active vs. Passive Faith

“Faith Growth” is God-cultivated, and produces active faith, or faith resulting in works.  In contrast, faith without works is passive, and the Bible teaches against faith without action.   

Read Luke 6:46 and John 14:15.

  1. Is Jesus teaching active or passive faith?

Read James 2:14-26.

  1. How is faith without works described?
  2. Why is faith with works important?

Read Galatians 2:16.

  1. Does this passage and James 2:14-26 contradict? 

Cultivating Faith

Salvation is accomplished by the God’s grace operating through faith in the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Faith is essential to salvation, and 2 Peter 1:5-11 encourages Christians to grow in faith.  So, the question of the week is, “How do we grow in faith?”

Read Colossians 1:9, Romans 8:29, and Titus 2:11-14.

  1. What are the results of “faith growth” based on the above verses?

Read Galatians 3:1-3, Philippians 2:12-13, and Hebrews 12:2.

  1. How is “faith growth” enabled or accomplished?