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    - Jesus' words in Matthew 28:19-20

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    "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
    - Jesus' words in Matthew 28:19-20

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Inspiring Discipleship Quotes: Gateway to a Life of Faith

Date: 08/01/24

Category: General

Tags: Bible Discipleship Quotes

Be inspired by these powerful quotes about discipleship. They are full of wisdom and guidance for believers seeking to follow Jesus Christ. Read on!

Inspiring Discipleship Quotes For You

This collection brings together profound insights from renowned spiritual leaders, thinkers, and philosophers. In fact, each quote is a beacon guiding you towards a deeper understanding of discipleship. They traverse the full spectrum of the human experience.Consequently they paint a comprehensive picture of what it means to be a disciple in today’s world. Consequently, while faith forms the essence of discipleship, its implications reach far beyond the boundaries of any single belief system. 

From the teachings of Jesus, to modern perspectives, this collection is as diverse as the concept of discipleship itself.

Every quote serves as both a mirror to reflect upon our lives and a compass to navigate our spiritual journey. Whether you are a spiritual seeker, or a leader aiming to impact your community positively, these quotes on discipleship offer timeless wisdom.

Impacting Lives: A Collection of Discipleship Quotes that Stir the Soul
1. Quotes on the Essence and Importance of Discipleship

Understanding the essence and significance of discipleship is critical to pursuing a life of purpose and impact as a follower of Christ. These quotes remind us of His transformative power and central role in the Christian faith.

  • “Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • “Spiritual maturity isn’t measured by how high you jump in praise. But how straight you walk in obedience.” – Anonymous
  •  “A disciple is not above his teacher. But everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.” – Jesus (Luke 6:40 ESV) 
  • “The cost of discipleship is everything. The benefits of discipleship are everything else.” – Bill Clem
2. Quotes on Following Jesus and Emulating His Life

As disciples of Jesus Christ, our primary goal is to follow in His footsteps and live a life that reflects His love, mercy, and truth. Let these quotes inspire and challenge you to align your actions, choices, and character with the example set by Jesus.

  • “If you’re not following Jesus, you’re not really a disciple.” – Leif Hetland
  • “To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” – C.S. Lewis
  • “The Spirit-filled life is not a special, deluxe edition of Christianity. It is part and parcel of the total plan of God for His people.” – A.W. Tozer
  • “True obedience is the refusal to compromise in any regard our relationship with God, regardless of the consequences.” – A.W. Tozer
3. Quotes on Growth, Transformation, and Perseverance

Discipleship is a lifelong journey of spiritual growth, personal transformation, and unwavering perseverance in the face of challenges and adversity. Hopefully, these quotes encourage us to embrace the ongoing process of refinement and renewal as we strive to become more like Christ each day.

  • “Discipleship is not a sprint. It’s a marathon. Perseverance is an essential element.” – Francis Chan
  • “Christians are not manufactured. They are born-again. And growth in the Christian life is as natural as in the physical life.” – Billy Graham
  • “The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.” – Robert Flatt
  • “The entire force of the concurrence of God and man is effected in this process of theosis, in which the purity and steadfastness of human desires keeps pace with the manner in which God, for his part, draws the being he has created toward Himself.” – Diadochos of Photiki
4. Quotes on Disciple Multiplication and Sharing the Gospel

An essential component of discipleship is partnering with God to multiply disciples and share the Gospel with others, especially with least-reached communities. These quotes inspire us to carry out the Great Commission and impact lives for eternity.

  • “The disciple simply burns his boats and goes ahead. He is called out, has followed the call, and there is no possibility of return. The old life is lost, and a new life has begun.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • “The mark of a great church is not its seating capacity but its sending capacity.” – Mike Stachura
  • “God’s work done in God’s way will never fail to have God’s provision.” – Hudson Taylor
  • “To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.” – William Carey
5. Quotes on the Rewards and Blessings of Discipleship

The rewards and blessings of walking closely with Jesus cannot be understated. These quotes remind us of the eternal significance and profound joy experienced by those who fully embrace the call to discipleship.

  • “Show me a person who loves Christ, and I’ll show you a person who loves the gospel too.” – Steven J. Lawson
  • “Go, send, or disobey.” – John Piper
  • “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot
  • “The Great Commission is not an option to be considered. It is a command to be obeyed.” – Hudson Taylor

Therefore, as disciples of Christ, let us never lose sight of our high calling, and the transformative power that the Gospel message holds for every aspect of our lives and the world around us.

Embrace a Life of Discipleship: Impact Lives and Transform Communities

In fact, embarking on a life of discipleship means continually learning and growing as followers of Jesus Christ and participating in the spread of the Gospel message, particularly to least-reached communities. These inspiring quotes offer encouragement, wisdom, and guidance for every step of the journey, equipping us to more fully embrace our roles as disciples and impact the world for the cause of Christ.

So why not take your discipleship journey to even greater heights by partnering with Global Disciples and exploring our training programs? You could connect with our resources, and support services designed to empower believers like you to reach out to least-reached communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Explore our discipleship programs in Canada and discover how you can make a lasting difference in the lives of countless individuals across the globe. Your disciple-making adventure awaits!

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