Discipleship Index

DISCIPLESHIP TOPICAL INDEX

If you're looking for a guide to start on the discipleship journey, here are some topics and verses we recommend you go over with someone who has been on this journey as a Christian for a little longer than you—like a mentor, a small group of Christian friends, or a pastor or leader. Meet and discuss the following topics in depth. Pray over the verses, study them, write down questions and discussion points, and come together to grow in these areas.

 

 

WHO IS A DISCIPLE?

KEY PRINCIPLE

PRIMARY VERSE

SUPPORTING VERSES

1

What is a true disciple?

True discipleship is whole-life commitment.

Luke 9:23

Luke 14:25–34

2

What is discipleship all about?

Discipleship is all about following Jesus.

Matthew 4:19

Matthew 8:18–22

3

What is the cost of discipleship?

The cost of discipleship is surrendering your life to Jesus.

Matthew 16:25

John 12:25

4

What is the goal of discipleship?

The goal is to know Christ and pass on what you’ve learned to others, to multiply.

Matthew 28:19–20

Acts 1:8

WHAT DOES A DISCIPLE BELIEVE?

     

5

New Life

Jesus gives us new life.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Romans 6:4

6

New Heart

God gives us a desire for Him.

Ezekiel 36:26

Jeremiah 24:7

7

New Mind

God changes our way of thinking.

Ephesians 4:22–24

Romans 12:2

8

New Spirit

God’s Spirit in us opens our eyes to the truth.

2 Corinthians 3:16

John 16:13

9

God

God exist in three Persons.

Isaiah 45

1 Peter 1:1–2

10

Jesus

Jesus is God in flesh.

Colossians 1:15–22

John 1:1–18

11

The Holy Spirit

God's Spirit lives in us

1 Corinthians 3:16

Romans 8:11

12

Church

We are the Body of Christ, the visible expression of Jesus to the world.

Ephesians 2:19

Philippians 3:20

13

Bible/Truth

God's Word is true and can be trusted.

2 Timothy 3:16

Romans 15:4

14

Prayer

We can talk with God.

1 John 5:14–15

Jeremiah 29:12

15

Worldview

The Bible shapes our perspectives in every area of life.

Romans 12:1–2

1 Corinthians 1:18

16

Mission

God calls us to His mission and empowers us for His purposes.

Mark 16:15

Matthew 28:19–20

HOW DOES A DISCIPLE LIVE?

   

Character

   

17

Filled with the Spirit

We’re filled with His Spirit, who equips, guides, and directs us.

Ephesians 5:18

Galatians 5:22

18

Faithful

A disciple is faithful to God and honors Him with his or her life.

Luke 16

1 Corinthians 12

19

Community

A disciple shares life with the family of believers.

Acts 2:42–47

Hebrews 10:25

20

Generously

A disciple freely gives from a glad heart.

Hebrews 13:16

2 Corinthians 9:6–15

21

Valuing Others

A disciple values others and their unique role in the Body of Christ.

Romans 12:3–5

1 Corinthians 12:12–27

22

Accountability

A disciple is open and transparent with other believers in order to live above reproach.

Romans 14:12

James 5:16

23

Unity

A disciple seeks to have unity with other believers.

Romans 15:5-7

Psalms 133:1

24

Peace

A disciple seeks to live at peace with others.

Colossians 3:15

Romans 14:19

25

Justice

A disciple has a passion for justice and a heart for people who are suffering.

Micah 6:8

Proverbs 12:3

26

Humility

A disciple is humble before God and others.

Philippians 2:3–11

1 Peter 5:5–6, James 4:6

27

Repentant

A disciple feels remorse for their sins and genuinely repents.

Luke 5:32

Acts 26:20

28

Wisdom

A disciple receives the wisdom of the Lord through the study of His Word and the leading of the Spirit.

James 1:5

Proverbs 19:20

WHAT DOES A DISCIPLE DO?

 

29

Loves

Love is the defining characteristic of a disciple because it was the defining characteristic of Jesus.

John 13:34-–35

Colossians 3:14, 1 Peter 1:22, 1 John 4

30

Obeys

A disciple’s obedience to God shows his or her devotion to Him.

John 14:21

1 John 2:5

31

Trust

A disciple trusts the Lord no matter what is going on around them.

Proverbs 3:5–6

Psalm 37:3–5

32

Stewards

A disciple is faithful with everything the Lord has given him or her.

1 Peter 4:10

1 Corinthians 4:1–7

33

Shares

A disciple freely shares with others what he or she has because of the generosity that flows from their heart.

Hebrews 13:16

Romans 12:13

34

Serves

A disciple puts others first and seeks to serve people.

Mark 10:43–45

 

35

Suffers

A disciple understands that they will experience suffering in this world because of their faith.

Philippians 1:29

James 1

36

Endures

A disciple endures and stays strong through the power of the Spirit.

Galatians 6:7

Colossians 1:11

37

Stands Firm

A disciple is equipped by the power of God to stand strong in any circumstance.

Ephesians 6

Galatians 5:1

38

Expects

A disciple lives with expectant hope based on the promises of God in His Word.

1 Thessalonians 4:13–18

 

39

Invests

A disciple is intentional about pouring into people and spending time helping others grow.

Proverbs 27:17

2 Timothy 2:2

40

Multiplies

A disciple makes disciples by passing on what they have learned and showing others how to follow Jesus.

Matthew 28:19-20

1 Corinthians 15:3

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