What does it mean to be a disciple? What does it mean do discipleship? Is discipleship Sunday school? Is it a pastor clearing a spot and pitching a fit to a congregation of half-asleep parishioners?
In this episode of Theonauts we dive headlong into the subject of discipleship. Join us as we learn the history of this word “Disciple.” We will take a trip back to first century Judea in order to better understand the education system that Jesus grew up in and method with which he taught. What does He mean when He says “My yoke is easy and My burden is light. (Matt 11:30)”
Discipleship and Jesus
We will see that the Jewish people were rather serious about learning Scripture! We will also see that Jesus was all about not picking His disciples from the best of the best, but from the lowest of the low. We will dive into what discipleship is not. Is there one set proven method of discipleship? Is discipleship the same as mentoring? We will discuss the reality that discipleship seems to be happening more and more outside the confined walls of the church building and in the home.
We will read Acts 2:42-47 for a good look at how the early church did discipleship. We will discuss that discipleship truly happens when God’s people are “being” the church as opposed to just “going” to church. Can a young person disciple an older one? What are some good models of discipleship being played out in the church today? Where does the Holy Spirit fit into discipleship? Tune into this episode for these answers and more as we explore His word about discipleship.