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53 Bible Verses about Discipleship

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Luke 9:46

Later, an argument started among the disciples as to which of them might be the greatest.

Acts 11:26

When he found him, he brought him to Antioch, and for a whole year they were guests of the church and taught many people. It was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians.

John 20:18

So Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, "I've seen the Lord!" She also told them what he had told her.

John 9:27

He answered them, "I've already told you, but you didn't listen. Why do you want to hear it again? You don't want to become his disciples, too, do you?"

Mark 8:33

Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and looking at his disciples, Jesus rebuked Peter, saying, "Get behind me, Satan, because you're not thinking God's thoughts, but human thoughts!"

Luke 10:1

After this, the Lord appointed 70 other disciples and was about to send them ahead of him in pairs to every town and place that he intended to go.

Matthew 10:2

These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John;

Matthew 11:1

When Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he left there to teach and preach in their home towns.

John 4:2

although it was not Jesus who did the baptizing but his disciples

Matthew 13:10

Then the disciples came and asked Jesus, "Why do you speak to people in parables?"

John 2:22

After he had been raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this. So they believed the Scripture and the statement that Jesus had made.

Luke 8:22

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

Matthew 28:13

They said, "Say that Jesus' disciples came at night and stole him while you were sleeping.

Matthew 11:2

Now when John heard in prison about the activities of the Messiah, he sent a message by his disciples

John 21:23

So the rumor spread among the brothers that this disciple wasn't going to die. Yet Jesus didn't say to Peter that he wasn't going to die, but, "If it's my will for him to remain until I come back, how does that concern you?"

Matthew 23:1

Then Jesus told the crowds and his disciples,

Matthew 15:16

Jesus said, "Are you still so ignorant?

Acts 9:26

When Saul arrived in Jerusalem, he tried to join the disciples, but they all were afraid of him because they wouldn't believe he was a disciple.

Matthew 12:1

At that time, Jesus walked through the grain fields on a Sabbath. His disciples became hungry and began picking heads of grain to eat.

John 9:28

At this, they turned on him in fury and said, "You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses!

Matthew 15:32

Then Jesus called his disciples and said, "I have compassion for the crowd because they have already been with me for three days and have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away without food, or they may faint on the road."

John 1:38

But when Jesus turned around and saw them following, he asked them, "What are you looking for?" They asked him, "Rabbi," (which is translated "Teacher"), "where are you staying?"

Luke 9:54

When his disciples James and John observed this rejection, they asked, "Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven to destroy them?"

Luke 17:22

Then Jesus told the disciples, "The time will come during which you will long to see one of these days when the Son of Man is with you, but you will not see it.

Luke 22:14

Now when the hour came, Jesus took his place at the table, along with his apostles.

John 21:3

Simon Peter told them, "I'm going fishing." They all told him, "We'll go with you, too." So they went out and got into the boat but didn't catch a thing that night.

Mark 9:38

John told Jesus, "Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name. We tried to stop him, because he wasn't a follower like us."

Luke 9:61

Still another man said, "I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say goodbye to those at home."

John 21:2

Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathaniel from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two of his other disciples were together.

Mark 4:38

But Jesus was in the back of the boat, asleep on a cushion. So they woke him up and asked him, "Teacher, don't you care that we're going to die?"

John 21:21

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

From Thematic Bible


Discipleship » Conditions of » Secret discipleship, examples of

John 19:38

Later on, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus (though a secret one because he was afraid of the Jewish leaders), asked Pilate to let him remove the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission, and he came and removed his body.

John 7:13

Nevertheless, no one would speak openly about him because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders.

John 3:1-2

Now there was a man from the Pharisees, a leader of the Jews, whose name was Nicodemus. He came to Jesus at night and told him, "Rabbi, we know that you have come from God as a teacher, because no one can perform these signs that you are doing unless God is with him."

John 12:42

Yet many people, even some of the authorities, believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not admit it so they would not be thrown out of the synagogue.

Discipleship » Tests of

John 21:15-19

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" Peter told him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus told him, "Feed my lambs." Then he asked him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter told him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." Jesus told him, "Take care of my sheep." He asked him a third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was deeply hurt that he had asked him a third time, "Do you love me?" So he told him, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you!" read more.
Jesus told him, "Feed my sheep. "Truly, I tell you emphatically, when you were young, you would fasten your belt and go wherever you liked. But when you get old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten your belt and take you where you don't want to go." Now he said this to show by what kind of death he would glorify God. After saying this, Jesus told him, "Keep following me."

Matthew 10:32-39

"Therefore, everyone who acknowledges me before people I, too, will acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever denies me before people I, too, will deny before my Father in heaven." "Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword! read more.
I came to turn "a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. A person's enemies will include members of his own family.' "The one who loves his father or mother more than me isn't worthy of me, and the one who loves a son or daughter more than me isn't worthy of me. The one who doesn't take up his cross and follow me isn't worthy of me. The one who finds his life will lose it, and the one who loses his life because of me will find it."

Luke 14:26-27

"If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, and sisters, as well as his own life, he can't be my disciple. Whoever doesn't carry his cross and follow me can't be my disciple.

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » Heavenly honour

John 21:22

Jesus told him, "If it's my will for him to remain until I come back, how does that concern you? You must keep following me!"

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » A divine example

Revelation 14:4

They have not defiled themselves with women, for they are virgins, and they follow the lamb wherever he goes. They have been redeemed from among humanity as the first fruits for God and the lamb.

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » Spiritual knowledge

Hosea 6:3

Let us know, let us pursue knowledge of the LORD; his coming is as certain as the dawn. He will come to us like the rain, like the autumn and spring rains come on 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

Later on, Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. The one who follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

discipleship, cost of

40;16;24

Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone wants to follow me, he must deny himself, pick up his cross, and follow me continuously.

discipleship, nature of

43;6;45

It is written in the Prophets, "And all of them will be taught by God.' Everyone who has listened to the Father and has learned anything comes to me.

Secret Discipleship

43;3;1-2

Now there was a man from the Pharisees, a leader of the Jews, whose name was Nicodemus.

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