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53 Bible Verses about Discipleship

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Luke 9:46

And a reasoning came in amongst them, who should be the greatest of them.

Acts 11:26

And having found him, he brought him to Antioch. And so it was with them that for a whole year they were gathered together in the assembly and taught a large crowd: and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch.

John 20:18

Mary of Magdala comes bringing word to the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her.

John 9:27

He answered them, I told you already and ye did not hear: why do ye desire to hear again? do ye also wish to become his disciples?

Mark 8:33

But he, turning round and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, saying, Get away behind me, Satan, for thy mind is not on the things that are of God, but on the things that are of men.

Luke 10:1

Now after these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place where he himself was about to come.

Matthew 10:2

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Matthew 11:1

And it came to pass when Jesus had finished commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and preach in their cities.

John 4:2

(however, Jesus himself did not baptise, but his disciples),

Matthew 13:10

And the disciples came up and said to him, Why speakest thou to them in parables?

John 2:22

When therefore he was raised from among the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.

Luke 8:22

And it came to pass on one of the days, that he entered into a ship, himself and his disciples; and he said to them, Let us pass over to the other side of the lake; and they set off from shore.

Matthew 28:13

saying, Say that his disciples coming by night stole him while we were sleeping.

Matthew 11:2

But John, having heard in the prison the works of the Christ, sent by his disciples,

John 21:23

This word therefore went out among the brethren, That disciple does not die. And Jesus did not say to him, He does not die; but, If I will that he abide until I come, what is that to thee?

Matthew 23:1

Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to his disciples,

Matthew 15:16

But he said, Are ye also still without intelligence?

Acts 9:26

And having arrived at Jerusalem he essayed to join himself to the disciples, and all were afraid of him, not believing that he was a disciple.

Matthew 12:1

At that time Jesus went on the sabbath through the cornfields; and his disciples were hungry, and began to pluck the ears and to eat.

John 9:28

They railed at him, and said, Thou art his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

Matthew 15:32

But Jesus, having called his disciples to him, said, I have compassion on the crowd, because they have stayed with me already three days and they have not anything they can eat, and I would not send them away fasting lest they should faint on the way.

John 1:38

But Jesus having turned, and seeing them following, says to them, What seek ye? And they said to him, Rabbi (which, being interpreted, signifies Teacher), where abidest thou?

Luke 9:54

And his disciples James and John seeing it said, Lord, wilt thou that we speak that fire come down from heaven and consume them, as also Elias did?

Luke 17:22

And he said to the disciples, Days are coming, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and shall not see it.

Luke 22:14

And when the hour was come, he placed himself at table, and the twelve apostles with him.

John 21:3

Simon Peter says to them, I go to fish. They say to him, We also come with thee. They went forth, and went on board, and that night took nothing.

Mark 9:38

And John answered him saying, Teacher, we saw some one casting out demons in thy name, who does not follow us, and we forbad him, because he does not follow us.

Luke 9:61

And another also said, I will follow thee, Lord, but first allow me to bid adieu to those at my house.

John 21:2

There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael who was of Cana of Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.

Mark 4:38

And he was in the stern sleeping on the cushion. And they awake him up and say to him, Teacher, dost thou not care that we are perishing?

John 21:21

Peter, seeing him, says to Jesus, Lord, and what of this man?

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Discipleship » Conditions of » Secret discipleship, examples of

John 19:38

And after these things Joseph of Arimathaea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly through fear of the Jews, demanded of Pilate that he might take the body of Jesus: and Pilate allowed it. He came therefore and took away the body of Jesus.

John 7:13

However, no one spoke openly concerning him on account of their fear of the Jews.

John 3:1-2

But there was a man from among the Pharisees, his name Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews; he came to him by night, and said to him, Rabbi, we know that thou art come a teacher from God, for none can do these signs that thou doest unless God be with him.

John 12:42

Although indeed from among the rulers also many believed on him, but on account of the Pharisees did not confess him, that they might not be put out of the synagogue:

Discipleship » Tests of

John 21:15-19

When therefore they had dined, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He says to him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. He says to him, Feed my lambs. He says to him again a second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He says to him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. He says to him, Shepherd my sheep. He says to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, art thou attached to me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Art thou attached to me? and said to him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. Jesus says to him, Feed my sheep. read more.
Verily, verily, I say to thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst where thou desiredst; but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and bring thee where thou dost not desire. But he said this signifying by what death he should glorify God. And having said this, he says to him, Follow me.

Matthew 10:32-39

Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, I also will confess him before my Father who is in the heavens. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in the heavens. Do not think that I have come to send peace upon the earth: I have not come to send peace, but a sword. read more.
For I have come to set a man at variance with his father, and the daughter with her mother, and the daughter-in-law with her mother-in-law; and they of his household shall be a man's enemies. He who loves father or mother above me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter above me is not worthy of me. And he who does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. He that finds his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for my sake shall find it.

Luke 14:26-27

If any man come to me, and shall not hate his own father and mother, and wife, and children, and brothers, and sisters, yea, and his own life too, he cannot be my disciple; and whoever does not carry his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » Heavenly honour

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » A divine example

Revelation 14:4

These are they who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins: these are they who follow the Lamb wheresoever it goes. These have been bought from men as first-fruits to God and to the Lamb:

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » Spiritual knowledge

Hosea 6:3

and we shall know, we shall follow on to know Jehovah: his going forth is assured as the morning dawn; and he will come unto us as the rain, as the latter rain which watereth the earth.

Discipleship » Conditions of » Self-denial and cross-bearing

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

Discipleship » Conditions of » Steadfastness

Discipleship » Conditions of » Fruitfulness

Topics on Discipleship

discipleship, benefits of

43;8;12

Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, I am the light of the world; he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

discipleship, cost of

40;16;24

Then Jesus said to his disciples, If any one desires to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.

discipleship, nature of

43;6;45

It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every one that has heard from the Father himself, and has learned of him, comes to me;

Secret Discipleship

43;3;1-2

But there was a man from among the Pharisees, his name Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews;