52 Bible Verses about Discipleship

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Luke 9:46

Now there arose a dispute among them as to which one of them was the greatest.

Acts 11:26

and when he had found him he brought him to Antioch, where for a whole year they were guests of the church, and taught many people. And it was in Antioch that the disciples first received the name of "Christians."

John 20:18

Away went Mary Magdalene to the disciples with the tidings, "I have seen the Master!" and that he said these things to her.

John 9:27

He answered. "I have told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you wish to hear it again? Can it be that you, too, wish to become his disciples?"

Luke 10:1

After this the appointed seventy others, and sent them two by two before his face, into every city and place into which he himself intended to go.

Matthew 10:2

These are the names of the apostles (missionaries). First, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew, his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John, his brother;

Matthew 11:1

After finishing his instructions to his twelve disciples, Jesus left that place, in order to teach and to preach in the neighboring cities.

John 4:2

(though Jesus himself was not accustomed to baptize, but his disciples),

John 2:22

after he had been raised from the dead, they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.

Luke 8:22

Now it happened that one of these days he got into a boat, And him his disciples, and he said to them, "Let us cross to the other side of the lake."

Matthew 28:13

"His disciples came by night and stole him away, while we were asleep."

Luke 24:16

But their eyes continued to be held that they should not recognize him even for an instant,

Matthew 11:2

But when John heard, in the prison, what the Christ was doing, he sent by some of his disciples to ask him,

John 21:23

Accordingly the report spread among the brothers that this disciple should not die; but Jesus did not say that he was not to die, but said, "If I choose that he remain until I come, what is that to you?"

Matthew 23:1

Then said Jesus to the crowds and to his disciples.

Matthew 15:16

He answered. "Are even you still without understanding?

Acts 9:26

So he came to Jerusalem, and attempted to join the disciples, but they were all afraid of him, because they did not believe that he was a disciple.

Matthew 12:1

At that time Jesus walked through the wheat fields one Sabbath Day; and his disciples were hungry, and began to pluck some ears of wheat and to eat them.

John 9:28

Then they stormed at him. "You are his disciple. We are Moses' disciples.

Matthew 15:32

But Jesus called his disciples to him and said: "My heart yearns over the crowd, for they have been with me now three days, and they have nothing to eat. I am not willing to send them away hungry, for fear they faint on the road."

John 1:38

Then Jesus turned and saw them following him, and said, "What do you want?" They replied, "Rabbi" (which may be translated 'Teacher'), "where are you staying?"

Luke 9:54

And when his disciples, James and John, saw this they said, "Lord, are you willing for us to bid fire come down from heaven and destroy them?" As Elijah did.

Luke 17:22

Then he said turning to his disciples. "The days will come when you shall long to see one of the days of the Son of man, you shall not see it.

Luke 22:14

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

John 21:3

Simon Peter said to them, "I am going fishing." They answered him, "And we are going with you." So they went out and got into the boat, and throughout the night they caught nothing.

Mark 9:38

"Master," said John, "we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him because he did not follow us."

Luke 9:61

And another man also said to him. "I will follow you, Lord; but first permit me to bid farewell to those who are in my house."

John 21:2

There were together Simon Peter and Thomas, called "The Twin," and Nathanael, from Cana of Galilee, and the two sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.

John 21:21

On catching sight of him, Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, what about him?"

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Discipleship » Conditions of » Secret discipleship, examples of

John 19:38

After these things Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, but in secret because of fear of the Jews, asked Pilate for permission to take the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave him leave. So he came and took the body.

John 7:13

No one, however, was speaking openly about him, for fear of the Jews. "But now I am coming to thee, and I am speaking these things while I am in the world, so that they may have my joy in all its fulness in themselves.

John 3:1-2

Now there was one of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler among the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night, and said to him. "Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher sent from God; for no man can do these signs which you are continually doing, unless God is with him."

John 12:42

Nevertheless, even among the rulers many believed on him, but did not confess in on account of the Pharisees, for fear lest they be put out of the Synagogue.

Discipleship » Tests of

John 21:15-19

When they were through breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these others do?" "Yes, Lord, you know that you are dear to me." he answered. Jesus said to him, "Feed my lambs." He said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He answered, "Yes, Lord, you know that you are dear to me." "Be a shepherd to my sheep," said Jesus. The third time Jesus asked him, "Am I really dear to you?" Peter was grieved because the third time he asked, "Am I really dear to you?" and he answered, "Master, you know all things, you know that you are dear to me." read more.
"Feed my sheep," said Jesus. "In solemn truth I tell you that when you were young, you used to put on your own girdle, and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old you will stretch out your hands for some one to gird you, and carry you where you do not wish to go." This he said to show by what kind of death Peter was to glorify God. After speaking thus, he said to him, "Follow me."

Matthew 10:32-39

"Every one, then, who will confess me before men, I also will confess before my Father who is in heaven. "But whoever disowns me before men, I also will disown before my Father who is in heaven. "Do not suppose that I am come to bring peace on the earth; I am come not to bring peace, but a sword. read more.
"For I came to set "a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; "and a man's own household will be his enemies. "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; "and he who does not take his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. "He who has saved his life shall lose it; and he who has lost his life for my sake shall find it.

Luke 14:26-27

"If any one comes to me and does not hate father and his mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters, yes, and his own very life also, he cannot be a disciple of mine. "Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me, cannot be a disciple of mine.

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » Heavenly honour

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » A divine example

Revelation 14:4

These are they who were not defiled with women; for they are celibates. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They have been redeemed from among men to be the first-fruits unto God and the Lamb.

Discipleship » Followers, blessings promised to » Spiritual knowledge

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, nature of

John 6:45

"It is written in the Prophets, "And they shall all of them be taught of God. Every one who has listened to the father and learns from him, comes to me.

Secret Discipleship

John 3:1-2

Now there was one of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler among the Jews.

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