THE MAKING OF A DISCIPLE

Friday, May 28, 2021

Author : Bishop Julius Okarike

Verse Of The Day : So Jesus told those Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are really my disciples.”John 8:31

Thought of The Day : A true disciple of Christ Jesus is one who lives by God’s word.

LISTEN : You can’t be a follower of Christ Jesus when you reject his will. His will is the will of God, and the will of God is buried in his word. Jesus Christ is the word of God; the way to God; the truth about God; and the life of God – eternal life. This is why the journey with Christ is a journey to life eternal. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. The Bible says,

Jesus says unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.

John 14:6

Therefore, if you wouldn’t come to God through Him, you’ll never go in. He’s the word of God, therefore, to see God you must abide in Him. Beloved, we’re not disciples of Jesus Christ by mere declaration of such, but by continuing in His word till the end. The Bible says,

For we have become partners with Christ, if in fact we hold our initial confidence firm until the end.

Hebrews 3:14

Not to do His word is to deny the faith. My dear, not every disciple is a true disciple of Jesus Christ. Anyone can verbally claim to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, but not everyone is truly serving His purpose. The Bible says,

Not every one that says unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven.

Mat. 7:21

Anyone can sing God’s praise, but not everyone can stick with Him when the going gets tough. Anyone can hear His words, but not everyone can keep His word. A disciple is one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another: one who follows the way of another. True disciples of Jesus Christ are known for their consistency in following Him and obeying His words. When God’s word is rejected or taken lightly, our claim to a relationship with Him is false. No one is a true disciple of Christ who doesn’t continue in His word and exercise faith in Him. So, be a true disciple of Christ Jesus. Be wise!

What Should We Do With This Message?
1. Don’t take the word of God for granted, instead, be committed to it.
2. Be sure that you’re truly following and obeying the word of God.
3. Be committed and consistent in your relationship with God.
4. No matter the circumstance, don’t quit your commitment to God.

Prayer : Dear Lord, you’re true, loving and good. Therefore, help me to be committed and dedicated to you always, in Jesus’ name, amen.

A Word Of Blessing : Today I speak on your life, may the grace to follow Jesus Christ faithfully be released to you henceforth, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Reflection : A true disciple of Jesus Christ goes where He leads.

Quote : “Jesus Christ is the Master and mediator of His people. Hence, he who refuses to go where He leads is none of His.”

Biblical Fact: Did you know Obed the son of Ruth begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David? (Ruth 4:22).

Today In History : May 28, 1588, Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England.

Stunning Fact : Did you know a hippopotamus can run faster than a man?

Bible Quiz : What is the name of the first five books of the old testament?

God bless you!

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