Disciples, characteristics of
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Pattern yourselves after me [follow my example], as I imitate and follow Christ (the Messiah).
For even to this were you called [it is inseparable from your vocation]. For Christ also suffered for you, leaving you [His personal] example, so that you should follow in His footsteps.
If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.
Do not let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.
And he who does not take up his cross and follow Me [ cleave steadfastly to Me, conforming wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying also] is not worthy of Me.
Whoever does not persevere and carry his own cross and come after (follow) Me cannot be My disciple.
But I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, To show that you are the children of your Father Who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike].
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [ cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also].
And looking around on those who sat in a circle about Him, He said, See! Here are My mother and My brothers; For whoever does the things God wills is My brother and sister and mother!
You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.
Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.
Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest ( relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.
And He said to them, Come after Me [as disciples -- "letting Me be your Guide], follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men!
Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency, and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.
- Characteristics (1 instance)
- Baptism Of The Holy Spirit
- Christ's Disciples Will Suffer
- Commandments Of Christ
- Commitment, to Jesus Christ
- Gospel, Requirements Of
- Instructions About Following
- Keeping Christ's Commands
- Learning From Jesus
- Missionaries, Call Of
- Orthodoxy, In Nt
- Sanctification, Means And Results
- Spiritual Vitality
- The Cross
- Discipleship, cost of
- Discipleship, nature of
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