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Marks of Discipleship
- Disciples place themselves under the power and authority of the Scripture.
- Disciples know that they belong to God, and know that God has a claim on them.
- Disciples acknowledge their rebellion, accept responsibility for their sin, and repent.
- Disciples respond to God's call to enter the covenant community of faith and express commitment to the covenant through the tithe.
- Disciples hear and obey God's call to be bearers of God's message of deliverance.
- Disciples keep God's law by doing it.
- Disciples commit themselves to corporate worship.
- Disciples provide a sense of direction and purpose through godly, obedient leadership.
- Disciples maintain a biblical perspective on leadership that supports and respects godly leaders but give true allegiance only to God.
- Disciples recognize and listen to prophetic voices raised about community, nation and world and at times become the prophetic voice.
- Disciples accept consequences of their sin, seek forgiveness, look for healing and new opportunities for faithfulness.
- Disciples choose to serve rather than to despair when suffering the consequences of sin.
- Disciples trust God with all their thoughts and feelings.
- Disciples strive to live in harmony with God's laws even though obedience is costly.
- Disciples trust God in the face of unexplained suffering.
- Disciples sense their unity with the historic people of God and live in hope with a vision of God's kingdom.
- Disciples hear the gospel of Jesus Christ in the context of unity with the historic people of God.
- Disciples accept Christ's call to radical discipleship.
- Disciples abandon shame and pretense, become vulnerable and enter the ministry of making disciples.
- Disciples understand their ministry as a call to self-denial and suffering.
- Disciples throw their weight with God's mission to the least, the last, the lost.
- Disciples experience life in Jesus Christ.
- Disciples sense the inner assurance of abundant, eternal life.
- Disciples experience the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit in their life.
- Disciples witness to others in order to lead them to Jesus Christ.
- Disciples receive and trust the forgiving love of God in Jesus Christ and serve out of love and gratitude.
- Disciples love.
- Disciples experience and express freedom as loving God and loving neighbour.
- Disciples seek sound teaching under the guidance of faithful leaders.
- Disciples accept God's forgiveness.
- Disciples know themselves as distinctive, peculiar people bearing the inner mark of character and the outer mark of compassion.
- Disciples remain faithful to God in the midst of persecution and suffering.
- Disciples use their gifts in ministry to others.
- Disciples commit their life completely to God to serve as God wills.
DISCIPLE: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY
Study Manual, Copyright © 1987 by Graded Press
Second Edition, Copyright © 1993 by Abingdon Press
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