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53 Bible Verses about Discipleship

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Luke 9:46

Then an argument started among them about who would be the greatest of them.

John 20:18

Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord!" And she told them what He had said to her.

John 9:27

"I already told you," he said, "and you didn't listen. Why do you want to hear it again? You don't want to become His disciples too, do you?"

Luke 10:1

After this, the Lord appointed 70 others, and He sent them ahead of Him in pairs to every town and place where He Himself was about to go.

Matthew 10:2

These are the names of the 12 apostles: First, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Matthew 11:1

When Jesus had finished giving orders to His 12 disciples, He moved on from there to teach and preach in their towns.

John 4:2

(though Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were),

Matthew 13:10

Then the disciples came up and asked Him, "Why do You speak to them in parables?"

John 2:22

So when He was raised from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this. And they believed the Scripture and the statement Jesus had made.

Luke 8:22

One day He and His disciples got into a boat, and He told them, "Let's cross over to the other side of the lake." So they set out,

Matthew 28:13

and told them, "Say this, 'His disciples came during the night and stole Him while we were sleeping.'

Matthew 11:2

When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent [a message] by his disciples

John 21:23

So this report spread to the brothers that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not tell him that he would not die, but, "If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you?"

Matthew 23:1

Then Jesus spoke to the crowds and to His disciples:

Matthew 15:16

"Are even you still lacking in understanding?" He asked.

Acts 9:26

When he arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to associate with the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, since they did not believe he was a disciple.

Matthew 12:1

At that time Jesus passed through the grainfields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick and eat some heads of grain.

John 9:28

They ridiculed him: "You're that man's disciple, but we're Moses' disciples.

Matthew 15:32

Now Jesus summoned His disciples and said, "I have compassion on the crowd, because they've already stayed with Me three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away hungry; otherwise they might collapse on the way."

John 1:38

When Jesus turned and noticed them following Him, He asked them, "What are you looking for?" They said to Him, "Rabbi" (which means "Teacher"), "where are You staying?"

Luke 9:54

When the disciples James and John saw this, they said, "Lord, do You want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?"

Luke 17:22

Then He told the disciples: "The days are coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you won't see it.

Luke 22:14

When the hour came, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him.

John 21:3

"I'm going fishing," Simon Peter said to them. "We're coming with you," they told him. They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.

Mark 9:38

John said to Him, "Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in Your name, and we tried to stop him because he wasn't following us."

Luke 9:61

Another also said, "I will follow You, Lord, but first let me go and say good-bye to those at my house."

John 21:2

Simon Peter, Thomas (called "Twin"), Nathanael from Cana of Galilee, Zebedee's sons, and two others of His disciples were together.

Mark 4:38

But He was in the stern, sleeping on the cushion. So they woke Him up and said to Him, "Teacher! Don't you care that we're going to die?"

John 21:21

When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord-what about him?"

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Discipleship » Conditions of » Secret discipleship, examples of

John 19:38

After this, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus-but secretly because of his fear of the Jews-asked Pilate that he might remove Jesus' body. Pilate gave him permission, so he came and took His body away.

John 3:1-2

There was a man from the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Him at night and said, "Rabbi, we know that You have come from God as a teacher, for no one could perform these signs You do unless God were with him."

John 12:42

Nevertheless, many did believe in Him even among the rulers, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, so they would not be banned from the synagogue.

Discipleship » Tests of

John 21:15-19

When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love , the first 2 times by Jesus (vv. 15-16 ); and phileo , the last time by Jesus (v. 17 ) and all 3 times by Peter (vv. 15-17 ). Peter's threefold confession of love for Jesus corresponds to his earlier threefold denial of Jesus; Jn 18:15-18 , 25-27 . Me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he said to Him, "You know that I love You." "Feed My lambs," He told him. A second time He asked him, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" "Yes, Lord," he said to Him, "You know that I love You." "Shepherd My sheep," He told him. He asked him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved that He asked him the third time, "Do you love Me?" He said, "Lord, You know everything! You know that I love You." "Feed My sheep," Jesus said. read more.
"I assure you: When you were young, you would tie your belt and walk wherever you wanted. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will tie you and carry you where you don't want to go." He said this to signify by what kind of death he would glorify God. After saying this, He told him, "Follow Me!"

Matthew 10:32-39

"Therefore, everyone who will acknowledge Me before men, I will also acknowledge him before My Father in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven. Don't assume 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 turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man's enemies will be the members of his household. The person who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; the person who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And whoever doesn't take up his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me. Anyone finding his life will lose it, and anyone losing his life because of Me will find it.

Luke 14:26-27

"If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his own father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters-yes, and even his own life-he cannot be My disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » Heavenly honour

John 21:22

"If I want him to remain until I come," Jesus answered, "what is that to you? As for you, follow Me."

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » A divine example

Revelation 14:4

These are the ones not defiled with women, for they have kept their virginity. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They were redeemed from the human race as the firstfruits for God and the Lamb.

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » Spiritual knowledge

Hosea 6:3

Let us strive to know the Lord. His appearance is as sure as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the spring showers that water the land.

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

Then Jesus spoke to them again: "I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life."

discipleship, cost of

40;16;24

Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me.

discipleship, nature of

43;6;45

It is written in the Prophets: And they will all be taught by God. Everyone who has listened to and learned from the Father comes to Me-

Secret Discipleship

43;3;1-2

There was a man from the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.

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