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53 Bible Verses about Discipleship

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Luke 9:46

Then there arose a dispute among them, which of them should be the greatest.

John 20:18

Mary Magdalene came giving the news to the disciples, That I have seen the Lord, and he spoke these things unto me.

John 9:27

He answered them, I have told you already, and ye have heard; what more would ye hear? Do ye also desire to be his disciples?

Mark 8:33

And he, turning about and looking at his disciples, rebuked Peter, saying, Get thyself from me, Satan, for thou knowest not the things that are of God, but the things that are of men.

Luke 10:1

After these things the Lord appointed another seventy also and sent them two by two before his face into every city and place where he himself would come.

Matthew 10:2

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: the first, Simon, who is 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 giving commandments to his twelve disciples, he departed from there to teach and to preach in their cities.

John 4:2

(though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples),

Matthew 13:10

Then the disciples came and said unto him, Why dost thou speak unto them in parables?

John 2:22

Therefore when he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had said.

Luke 8:22

Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples, and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.

Matthew 28:13

saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night and stole him away while we slept.

Luke 24:16

But their eyes were held fast that they should not know him.

Matthew 11:2

Now when John had heard in the prison the works of the Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

John 21:23

Then this saying went abroad among the brethren that that disciple should not die; yet Jesus did not say unto him, He shall not die, but, If I will that he tarry until I come, what is that to thee?

Matthew 23:1

Then Jesus spoke to the multitude and to his disciples,

Matthew 15:16

And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?

Acts 9:26

And when Saul was come to Jerusalem, he tried to join himself to the disciples; but they were all afraid of him and did not believe that he was a disciple.

Matthew 12:1

At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the planted fields, and his disciples were hungry and began to pluck the ears of grain and to eat.

John 9:28

Then they reviled him and said, Be thou his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

Matthew 15:32

Then Jesus called his disciples unto him and said, I have mercy on the multitude because they persevere with me now three days and have nothing to eat, and I desire not to send them away fasting lest they faint in the way.

John 1:38

Then Jesus turned and saw them following and said unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi (which is to say, being interpreted, Master), where dwellest thou?

Luke 9:54

And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, even as Elijah did?

Luke 17:22

And he said unto the disciples, The days will come when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

Luke 22:14

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

John 21:3

Simon Peter said unto them, I am going fishing. They said unto him, Let us also go with thee. They went forth and entered into a ship immediately, and that night they caught nothing.

Mark 9:38

And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name and he does not follow us; and we forbade him because he does not follow us.

Luke 9:61

And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee, but let me first go bid farewell those who are at home at my house.

John 21:2

Simon Peter and Thomas, called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee and the sons of Zebedee and two other of his disciples were together.

Mark 4:38

And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow; and they awoke him and said unto him, Master, dost thou not care that we perish?

John 21:21

Peter seeing him said to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?

From Thematic Bible


Discipleship » Conditions of » Secret discipleship, examples of

John 19:38

After these things, Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore and took the body of Jesus.

John 3:1-2

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a prince of the Jews; the same came to Jesus by night and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that thou doest unless God is with him.

John 12:42

Nevertheless, even among the princes many believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue;

Discipleship » Tests of

John 21:15-19

So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He said unto him, Yes, Lord, thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my lambs. He said to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He said unto him, Yes, Lord thou knowest that I love thee. He said unto him, Feed my sheep. He said unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus said unto him, Feed my sheep. read more.
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou didst gird thyself and walk where thou wouldest, but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee and carry thee where thou wouldest not. This he spoke, signifying by what death he should clarify God. And when he had spoken this, he said unto him, Follow me.

Matthew 10:32-39

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I also confess 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. Think not that I have come to introduce peace into the land; I came not to introduce peace, but a sword. read more.
For I have come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be those of his own household. He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that does not take his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. He that finds his life shall lose it, and he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.

Luke 14:26-27

If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother and wife and children and brethren and sisters, and even his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever does not bear his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » Heavenly honour

John 21:22

Jesus said unto him, If I will that he tarry until I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me.

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » A divine example

Revelation 14:4

These are those who are not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are those who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. These are redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » Spiritual knowledge

Hosea 6:3

And we shall know and follow on in knowing the LORD; his going forth is prepared as the dawn; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto 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

Then Jesus spoke again unto 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 unto his disciples, If anyone will 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 all be taught of God. Every man therefore that has heard from the Father and has learned comes unto me.

Secret Discipleship

43;3;1-2

There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a prince of the Jews;