4 Marks of Biblical Discipleship

4 Marks of Biblical Discipleship

Trevin Wax:

Whenever Christians discuss the mission of the church, we tend to get mired in debates over the responsibility of local congregations to be involved in social ministry. Is our work in the world part of the church’s mission? Is the mission broad or narrow?

Underneath these discussions, however, is a bigger question concerning the nature of discipleship. The question isn’t merely about the mission; it’s about how disciple-making should be defined. Is disciple-making broad or narrow?

Below are four important truths we should keep in mind as we consider biblical discipleship:

Trevin did a great job on this article. This was probably my favorite part:

The goal of discipleship is balanced. As Gregg Allison points out, followers of Christ should be characterized by

  • orthodoxy (sound doctrine),

  • orthopraxis (right practice),

  • and orthopatheia (proper sentiment).

Take 10 minutes and read this article. It would be well spent.

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Robby Gallaty is the Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. He was radically saved out of a life of drug addiction on November 12, 2002. In 2008, he began Replicate Ministries to equip and train men and women to be disciples who make disciples. He is also the author of Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples (2013), Firmly Planted: How to Cultivate a Faith Rooted in Christ (2015), Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work (2015), Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Believers (2015) The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi (2017), and Bearing Fruit: What Happens When God’s People Grow (2017).