Volumes could be written about the discipleship principles Jesus employed. But here is one principle you can implement immediately.
Dependence upon the Father
Jesus’ devotion to the Father came, in part, through his consistent prayer and his teaching others to pray.
Jesus prayed that many would believe (Jn. 17:1-26). He prayed before choosing the disciples (Lk 6:12). He prayed that believers would be made complete (Jn. 17:1-26). Jesus prayed for others (Lk. 22:31-32). He even prayed for himself in the Garden of Gethsemane (Lk. 22:39-46). Further, he taught his followers to pray for those who persecute his people (Matt. 5:44), and taught them how to pray for the glory and coming kingdom of the Lord (Matt. 6:9-13; Lk. 11:2-4). Before or after every major event, Jesus prayed. Read More
Group Size Part 1
What was Jesus's preferred discipleship group size?
He ministered in 3 different group sizes. Do you know what they are?
The Bible records that Jesus ministered to 3 distinct groups: large groups, small groups, and a group of three.
Jesus’s Large group ministry consisted of speaking to crowds as recorded in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) and the multitudes of 5,000 and 4,000 who were fed on the hillside. Additionally, A group of 120 believers claimed allegiance to Jesus after his death (Acts 1), and we know of seventy-two whom were sent out during His earthly ministry (Luke 10). Read More