Being a Disciple

Romans 8:12-17 & 11:1-24, John 15:5

Basics of our beliefs series.  What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus and to take up your cross and follow?  For starters, a disciple is one who accepts a set of values and shares those values with other.  They practice what they teach, they live what they believe.  They are authentic

As a disciple of Christ we are one who is grafted into the family of believers.  Therefore:

  • we live by the spirit and not the flesh

  • when living by the spirit we must be malleable by the spirit

  • we put God's kingdom first

  • we practice peace and justice

  • we live chaste lives both before and after marriage

  • we are in the world but not of the world

  • the path we take is often not the path of least resistance

  • to suffer for righteousness sake results in blessings - I Peter 3:14

  • discipleship should be done within the community of believers as a group

Lancaster Conference Mennonite Churches use the 1995 Mennonite Confession of Faith.
Read Article 17 on Discipleship and the Christian Life

 

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