Who Is A Disciple
April 1, 2016
Matthew 7:16-20– “ You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”
According to the Word of God, there is a vast difference between being a Christian and being a Disciple of Jesus Christ. You can be a child of God, saved and on your way to heaven and be a nominal Christian. Ultimately, only God the Father knows who is truly saved and who is lost, but the Bible teaches that you shall know them by their fruit.
We do not need to be fruit inspectors. I would not encourage that at all. I would encourage you to ask yourself this question, “What can I say or do to encourage others in their salvation or lead them to salvation?” This is how a true Disciple thinks, and this is what a true Disciple does.
There is a vast difference between a person who is simply a Christian and a person who is a true Disciple. As a Christian you are saved, so you can be saved and on your way to heaven, but not be a Disciple of Jesus Christ, but what you can’t do is you can’t be a Disciple and not be saved.
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