How do I become a disciple?
The first thing you should do to be a disciple of Jesus is to accept him as your personal Lord and Savior into your life.Many people stop at this point and fail to recognize that we are not merely to receive Christ's forgiveness, but are to live for Him.
If we are going to grow then we need to participate in:
Church attendance - Teaching and preaching are an important start to your spiritual growth. Your pastor and teachers will help you grow in Christ through relevant messages that teach us how to apply the Bible's teaching to our daily lives.
Small groups - It is in a Small Group where you study God's Word together and you are in a setting where you can tackle the tough questions and challenges of life. You will find Small Groups to be a comfortable place where you can connect with and share life with like-minded people.
Private Bible study - The more you expose yourself to the Bible, the more God will expose Himself to you! Studying the Bible for yourself is an important part of discipleship. The Bible teaches us that to truly be disciples of Jesus, we must be in the Word "If you continue in My word, then are you My disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:31-32).
Start your time with God in prayer, ask him to speak to you through what you are about to read, a great place to begin reading is the Book of John.
The Tools For The Job
|Scripture Union - How To Read The Bible. |
Bible Study Tools
E-Sword Bible Study Software
|Discipleship Tools |
My Study Bible
You Version Bible
An excellent way to both record and process what God has spoken to us. It's also a useful tool to use at a later time, to reflect on and review some of the 'gems' that you have found in scripture. It is a good idea to set aside a certain time in your schedule each day and find a quiet place where you won't be distracted.
An easy way to start journaling is to use the S.O.A.P. method that is fully explained here.
You can see an example of the SOAP method being used here and here.
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