what makes a disciple a disciple? (chapter 3)

Today we continue this discipleship journey, reading some verses from the Book Of Acts 1-2.

1:5 they are baptized with the Holy Spirit.

1:8  they receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them. And they will be Jesus’ witnesses, telling people about Him everywhere—even to the ends of the earth.

1:14 They all meet together and are constantly united in prayer, including men and women, old and young.

2:4 And everyone present is filled with the Holy Spirit and can speak in other languages, as the Holy Spirit gives them this ability.

2:16 others can see prophecies of  the prophet Joel comes true on them: God pours His Spirit upon them, and they will prophesy, see visions, dream dreams on matters of God.

2:22 God publicly endorses them just He had endorsed  Jesus by doing powerful miracles, wonders, and signs.

2:41 they know the purpose of  being filled by the Holy Spirit: they share the Good News of Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit, and the number of  converters can come to thousands as on the day of the first Good News preached by Apostle Peter.

2:42 they devote themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.

2:43 they gather in a deep sense of awe for the mighty works of God,  and they witness many miraculous signs and wonders in their midst.

2:44-45 they meet together and share material goods with those in need.

2:46 They worship together each day, meet in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and share their meals with great joy and generosity—

2:47 all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord adds to their fellowship those who are  being saved.

In summary: what makes a disciple a disciple? He is Holy Spirit-filled. He walks by the Spirit and lives a worshipful and prayerful lifestyle, manifesting the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit as he witnesses for Jesus.  He is God-centered and not self-centered. He has compassion for God’s people, and shares willingly.

Holy Spirit-led, Word, and prayer
Holy Spirit-led, Word, and prayer
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