Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds— Paul the Apostle
Massive Christian Discipleship quotations
To be a christian means to forgive the inexcusable because god has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.
When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.
An impatient Christian is out of step with God.
Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves.
Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession.... Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.
You cannot impart what you do not possess.
Cheap grace is grace without discipleship.
I am a Muslim and and a Hindu, and a Christian and a Jew, and so are, all of you.
At every step of our Christian development and in every sphere of our Christian discipleship, pride is the greatest enemy and humility our greatest friend.
Nothing is more important for mature Christian discipleship than a fresh, clear, true vision of the authentic Jesus.
Knowing that we are fulfilling God's purpose is the only thing that gives rest to the restless human heart.
Before becoming a Muslim, a Hindu, a Sikh or a Christian. Lets become a human first.
...Christ did not appoint professors, but followers. If Christianity ... is not reduplicated in the life of the person expounding it, then he does not expound Christianity, for Christianity is a message about living and can only be expounded by being realized in men's lives.
It is the Father's life, and the Father's life alone, that ever lives the Christian life. It is the Father's life, and Father's life alone, which will live the Christian life in you. Embrace a formula or a list in order to "live the Christian life," and you are doomed to frustration.
It is only because he became like us that we can become like him.
If you don't want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying you want a country based on Christian values, because you don't
Christianity without the living Christ is inevitably Christianity without discipleship, and Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.
Genuine Christianity is more than a relationship with Jesus, as expressed in personal piety, church attendance, Bible study, and works of charity. It is more than discipleship, more than believing a system of doctrines about God. Genuine Christianity is a way of seeing and comprehending all reality. It is a worldview.
In our faith we follow in someone's steps.
In our faith we leave footprints to guide others. It's the principle of discipleship
Until you have given up yourself to Him, you will not have a real self.
Discipleship is based solely on devotion to Jesus Christ, not on following after a particular belief or doctrine.
Christian education is a bomb with a long fuse - it takes a while to go off.
Let us simplify our lives a little, let us make the changes necessary to focus on the simple, humble path of Christian discipleship.
Christian discipleship does not involve the abandonment of any innocent enjoyment. Any diversion or amusement which we can use so as to receive pleasure and enjoyment to ourselves, and do no harm to others, we are perfectly free to use.
Discipleship is a daily discipline; we follow Jesus a step at a time, a day at a time
Any honours that come our way are only stolen from him to whom alone they really belong, the Lord who sent us.
Sometimes we are looked upon as people who speak only of prohibitions.
Nothing could be further from the truth! Authentic Christian discipleship is marked by a sense of wonder. We stand before the God we know and love as a friend, the vastness of his creation, and the beauty of our Christian faith.
...there is still a need for those of us nestled deep within the Christian bubble to look beyond the status quo and critically assess the degree to which we are really living biblically.
Live Like a Narnian: Christian Discipleship in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles
The level of our obedience is most often determined by the behavior standard of other Christians around us.
The one badge of Christian discipleship is not orthodoxy but love.
Despite all the help I've given to persecuted Christians, I've always found that I'm the one who's been helped the most. Their faith has - again and again - helped me find my own again. We'll never experience full Christian discipleship if we aren't persecuted or if we aren't praying for, praying with, and living alongside those who are.
If our Christianity has ceased to be serious about discipleship, if we have watered down the gospel into emotional uplift which makes no costly demands and which fails to distinguish between natural and Christian existence, then we cannot help regarding the cross as an ordinary everyday calamity, as one of the trials and tribulations of life. We have then forgotten that the cross means rejection and shame as well as suffering .
Any objection to the carryings on of our present gold-calf Christianity is met with the triumphant reply, ‘But we are winning them!’ Winning them to what? To true discipleship? To cross-carrying? To self-denial? To separation from the world? To crucifixion of the flesh? To holy living? To hard self-discipline ? To love for God? To total committal to Christ? Of course the answer to all these questions is...No.
With an abstract idea it is possible to enter into a relation of formal knowledge, to become enthusiastic about it, and perhaps even to put it into practice; but it can never be followed in personal obedience. Christianity without the living Christ is inevitably Christianity without discipleship, and Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.
Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.
I believe passionately that Christianity is a way of life, not a theological system with which one must be in intellectual agreement. I feel that Christ would admit into discipleship anyone who sincerely desired to follow him, and allow that disciple to make his creed out of his experience; to listen, to consider, to pray, to follow, and ultimately to believe only those convictions about which the experience of fellowship made him sure.
Without the Holy Spirit, Christian discipleship would be inconceivable, even impossible. There can be no life without the life-giver, no understanding without the Spirit of truth, no fellowship without the unity of the Spirit, no Christlikeness of character apart from His fruit, and no effective witness without His power. As a body without breath is a corpse, so the church without the Spirit is dead.