Christians are called to be and make disciples, which is to say, be followers and proclaimers of Christ. Discipleship is one of the broadest topics we can take on as it pertains to all of one’s life before God, and with others. Once we become Christians it is the working out in our lives of the basic question, “How shall I now live?” In spite of the massive breadth of the topic, the source for Christian discipleship is decidedly narrow: Jesus and his Word. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (Jn 14:6)” and “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (Jn 8:31,32)” To bear the fruit of the vine, we abide in the vine, and a key component of abiding in the vine is abiding in the Scriptures.

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