53 Bible Verses about Discipleship
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Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,
An argument started among them as to which of them might be the greatest.
and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they met with the church and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.
And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them, and confirmed the word by the signs that followed.][And they promptly reported all these instructions to Peter and his companions. And after that, Jesus Himself sent out through them from east to west the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation.]
My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.
Mary Magdalene *came, announcing to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord,” and that He had said these things to her.
He answered them, “I told you already and you did not listen; why do you want to hear it again? You do not want to become His disciples too, do you?”
But turning around and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter and *said, “Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.”
By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Now after this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them in pairs ahead of Him to every city and place where He Himself was going to come.
Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me.
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
When Jesus had finished giving instructions to His twelve disciples, He departed from there to teach and preach in their cities.
“If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple.
(although Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),
And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”
So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine;
The disciples *said to Him, “If the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.”
As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore.
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
and said, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.’
But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him.
Now when John, while imprisoned, heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples
Therefore this saying went out among the brethren that that disciple would not die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but only, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you?”
Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples,
Jesus said, “Are you still lacking in understanding also?
When he came to Jerusalem, he was trying to associate with the disciples; but they were all afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple.
At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and His disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat.
Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.
They reviled him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.
Another of the disciples said to Him, “Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father.”
And Jesus called His disciples to Him, and said, “I feel compassion for the people, because they have remained with Me now three days and have nothing to eat; and I do not want to send them away hungry, for they might faint on the way.”
I brought him to Your disciples, and they could not cure him.”
And Jesus turned and saw them following, and *said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi (which translated means Teacher), where are You staying?”
When His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”
And He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.
And He *summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits;
When the hour had come, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him.
Simon Peter *said to them, “I am going fishing.” They *said to him, “We will also come with you.” They went out and got into the boat; and that night they caught nothing.
The Lord God has given Me the tongue of disciples,
That I may know how to sustain the weary one with a word.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.
And He *said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
John said to Him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in Your name, and we tried to prevent him because he was not following us.”
Another also said, “I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home.”
Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together.
Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they *woke Him and *said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
So Peter seeing him *said to Jesus, “Lord, and what about this man?”
From Thematic Bible
Discipleship » Conditions of » Secret discipleship, examples of
Yet no one was speaking openly of Him for
Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; this man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, "Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him."
Discipleship » Tests of
So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You " He said to him, "Tend My lambs." He said to him again a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" He said to Him, "Yes, Lord; You know that I love You." He said to him, "Shepherd My sheep." He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, "Do you love Me?" And he said to Him, "Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You " Jesus said to him, "Tend My sheep. read more.
"Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go." Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God And when He had spoken this, He said to him, "Follow Me!"
"Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. "But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven. "Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. read more.
"For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW; and A MAN'S ENEMIES WILL BE THE MEMBERS OF HIS HOUSEHOLD. "He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. "And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. "He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.
"If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. "Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » Heavenly honour
Jesus *said to him,
Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » A divine example
Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » Spiritual knowledge
And He will come to us like the
Like the spring rain watering the earth.”
Discipleship » Conditions of » Self-denial and cross-bearing
Then Jesus said to His disciples,
Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » Guidance of the still small voice
Discipleship » Conditions of » Renunciation
Discipleship » Conditions of » Leaving all
Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » Spiritual light
Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying,
Discipleship » Conditions of » Steadfastness
So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him,
Discipleship » Conditions of » Fruitfulness
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Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying,
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Secret DiscipleshipJohn 3:1-2
Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named