Discipleship Is a Loving Relationship
What is discipleship?
Discipleship, ultimately, is a personal and loving relationship with God the Father. As it says in John 17:3, “This is eternal life, that they may personally know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” The word for "know" in verse three emphasizes a personal relationship and not just knowledge about God the Father. It is critically important that true discipleship leads to a profound relationship to the Trinity and deep changes within our own hearts. Discipleship is not what we know as information or what we do as activity: it is what we experience in relationship and how that is integrated into our lives.
The primary relationship in discipleship is with God the Father. With Him, we must have a personal, transparent, and ever deepening relationship. At the same time, this relationship is through Jesus Christ and what He has done for us. In discipleship, we need to have a developing appreciation for the person of Christ and the wonder of His work on the cross. Discipleship is paternal in a relationship with the Father and fraternal in a reliance on what our elder brother, the Lord Jesus Christ, has done for us.
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