Discipleship, nature of

Most Relevant Verses

John 6:45

"It is written in the prophets, 'AND THEY SHALL ALL BE TAUGHT OF GOD.' Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to Me.

Leviticus 11:44-45

'For I am the LORD your God Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. And you shall not make yourselves unclean with any of the swarming things that swarm on the earth. 'For I am the LORD who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God; thus you shall be holy, for I am holy.'"

Matthew 8:21-22

Another of the disciples said to Him, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father." But Jesus said to him, "Follow Me, and allow the dead to bury their own dead."

Topics on Discipleship, nature of

Adoption, nature of

John 1:12-13

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,

Anger Of God, Nature Of

Nahum 1:6

Who can stand before His indignation? Who can endure the burning of His anger? His wrath is poured out like fire And the rocks are broken up by Him.

Baal Worship, Nature Of

Numbers 25:1-3

While Israel remained at Shittim, the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab.

Beauty, In Nature

Job 38:31

"Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, Or loose the cords of Orion?

Christ's Authority Over Nature

Matthew 8:23-27

When He got into the boat, His disciples followed Him.

Conversion, nature of

Deuteronomy 4:30-31

"When you are in distress and all these things have come upon you, in the latter days you will return to the LORD your God and listen to His voice.

Covetousness, Nature of

Proverbs 21:26

All day long he is craving, While the righteous gives and does not hold back.

Creation Showing God's Nature

Job 12:7-10

"But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.

Demons, Nature Of

Luke 10:17-18

The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name."

Discernment, Nature Of

Proverbs 15:21

Folly is joy to him who lacks sense, But a man of understanding walks straight.

eternity, nature of

Psalm 90:4

For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it passes by, Or as a watch in the night.

False Doctrine, Nature Of

Jude 1:3-4

Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.

Fasting, Nature Of

Ezra 10:6

Then Ezra rose from before the house of God and went into the chamber of Jehohanan the son of Eliashib Although he went there, he did not eat bread nor drink water, for he was mourning over the unfaithfulness of the exiles.

Hope, Nature Of

1 Corinthians 9:10

Or is He speaking altogether for our sake? Yes, for our sake it was written, because the plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher to thresh in hope of sharing the crops.

Immorality, Nature Of Sexual

1 Corinthians 5:9-10

I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people;

Imperfect Nature Of Human Glory

1 Peter 1:24-25

For, "ALL FLESH IS LIKE GRASS, AND ALL ITS GLORY LIKE THE FLOWER OF GRASS. THE GRASS WITHERS, AND THE FLOWER FALLS OFF,

Knowing God, Nature Of

Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

Leisure, Nature And Purpose Of

Genesis 2:2

By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.

Love Towards God, Nature Of

Deuteronomy 11:1

"You shall therefore love the LORD your God, and always keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments.

Love, Nature Of

1 John 4:7-8

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.

Nature

Psalm 89:11

The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them.

Nature Of Idolatry

Isaiah 45:20

"Gather yourselves and come; Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; They have no knowledge, Who carry about their wooden idol And pray to a god who cannot save.

Nature Of Kings

Proverbs 25:3

As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, So the heart of kings is unsearchable.

Punishment, Nature Of

Genesis 2:16-17

The LORD God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;

Rebellion Against God, Nature Of

Numbers 14:9

"Only do not rebel against the LORD; and do not fear the people of the land, for they will be our prey. Their protection has been removed from them, and the LORD is with us; do not fear them."

Repentance, Nature Of

2 Kings 17:13

Yet the LORD warned Israel and Judah through all His prophets and every seer, saying, "Turn from your evil ways and keep My commandments, My statutes according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you through My servants the prophets."

Revival, Nature Of

Psalm 80:18

Then we shall not turn back from You; Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.

Riches, Nature Of

Psalm 24:1-2

The earth is the LORD'S, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it.

Salvation, Nature Of

Romans 5:1-2

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Sanctification, Nature And Basis

Ezekiel 39:7

"My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore And the nations will know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.

Secret Discipleship

John 3:1-2

Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;

Sin, Nature Of

Psalm 51:4

Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge.

The Nature Of The Judgement

1 Chronicles 16:33

Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the LORD; For He is coming to judge the earth.

Union With Christ, Nature Of

Isaiah 54:5-8

"For your husband is your Maker, Whose name is the LORD of hosts; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, Who is called the God of all the earth.

Warfare, Nature Of

Exodus 17:16

and he said, "The LORD has sworn; the LORD will have war against Amalek from generation to generation."

Wisdom, Human Nature

Exodus 36:1

"Now Bezalel and Oholiab, and every skillful person in whom the LORD has put skill and understanding to know how to perform all the work in the construction of the sanctuary, shall perform in accordance with all that the LORD has commanded."

More Verses on Discipleship, nature of

Mark 1:18

Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.

Ephesians 5:1-2

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.

1 Peter 1:14-15

but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,

1 Peter 1:15-16

because it is written, "YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY."

Matthew 4:22

Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

Mark 1:20

Immediately He called them; and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went away to follow Him.

John 13:12-17

"For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you. So when He had washed their feet, and taken His garments and reclined at the table again, He said to them, "Do you know what I have done to you? "You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am.read more.
"If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. "Truly, truly, I say to you, a slave is not greater than his master, nor is one who is sent greater than the one who sent him. "If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.

Luke 5:11

When they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed Him.

Ephesians 4:20-21

But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus,

Isaiah 26:9

At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.

Romans 14:7-8

For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord's.

Matthew 4:21

Going on from there He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them.

John 15:1-17

"Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. "If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. "These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.read more.
"This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. "You are My friends if you do what I command you. "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. "You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. "If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned. "If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. "My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples. "No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. "You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you. "This I command you, that you love one another.

Matthew 10:37-39

"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. "He who has found his life will lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake will find it.

Luke 9:57-62

And He said to another, "Follow Me." But he said, "Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father." But He said to him, "Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God." As they were going along the road, someone said to Him, "I will follow You wherever You go."read more.
And Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head." Another also said, "I will follow You, Lord; but first permit me to say good-bye to those at home." But Jesus said to him, "No one, after putting his hand to the plow and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."

Matthew 16:24-25

"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

Mark 8:34-35

"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it.

Ephesians 3:16-19

that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth,read more.
and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.

Luke 9:23-24

"For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.

1 Peter 1:12

It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven--things into which angels long to look.

Luke 5:27

After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, "Follow Me."

Mark 6:8

and He instructed them that they should take nothing for their journey, except a mere staff--no bread, no bag, no money in their belt--

Philippians 4:9

The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Deuteronomy 4:10

"Remember the day you stood before the LORD your God at Horeb, when the LORD said to me, 'Assemble the people to Me, that I may let them hear My words so they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.'

John 12:25

"He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.

Deuteronomy 5:1

Then Moses summoned all Israel and said to them: "Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I am speaking today in your hearing, that you may learn them and observe them carefully.

John 1:43

The next day He purposed to go into Galilee, and He found Philip And Jesus said to him, "Follow Me."

Ephesians 4:22-24

that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.

Deuteronomy 31:12

"Assemble the people, the men and the women and children and the alien who is in your town, so that they may hear and learn and fear the LORD your God, and be careful to observe all the words of this law.

1 Corinthians 4:6

Now these things, brethren, I have figuratively applied to myself and Apollos for your sakes, so that in us you may learn not to exceed what is written, so that no one of you will become arrogant in behalf of one against the other.

Luke 6:40

"A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.

Romans 12:1-2

Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

2 Thessalonians 3:7

For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you,

1 Timothy 2:11

A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness.

Revelation 14:4

These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.

Colossians 3:24

knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.

Matthew 20:25-28

But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. "It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;read more.
just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."

2 Timothy 3:17

so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.

Mark 10:42-45

Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them; and their great men exercise authority over them. "But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant; and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.read more.
"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."

2 Peter 1:5-7

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love.

1 Thessalonians 1:9

For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God,

1 John 3:2-3

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

John 8:31-32

So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."

John 3:1-2

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."

John 7:50

Nicodemus (he who came to Him before, being one of them) said to them,

1 John 2:3

By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.

1 John 3:22

and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

Matthew 28:18-20

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Matthew 5:14-16

"You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Ephesians 4:11-17

And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.read more.
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind,

John 13:34-35

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."

Titus 2:1-8

But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine. Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance. Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good,read more.
so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. Likewise urge the young men to be sensible; in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

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