Anglican Church Of Nigeria Weekly Sunday School/ Bible Studies Manual For November 10, 2019 : TOPIC – GODLY LEADERSHIP AND CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP.
Study 3/33 November 10 Trinity 21
SUB THEME : GODLY LEADERSHIP AND CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP.
TOPIC : Agents for Christian Discipleship (disciple/disciple maker).
TEXTS : Acts 2: 42; 1 Thes.4:1-7 .
AIMS : To:
i. examine the meaning and qualities of a true disciple ;
ii. examine the requisite attributes of a discipler;
iii. help the Church take proactive measures towards raising the agents for
Christian discipleship (both disciples and disciplers ).
Christian Discipleship is serious business. It takes more than a mere wish and
‘talking about it’. Apart from knowing the programme for discipleship, should
understand the qualities and attributes needed in the agents for discipleship.
Church of Nigeria 2019 Bible Study
This study promises to help in identifying these qualities and attributes with a
view to raising quality agents for Christian discipleship .
1. Who is a true disciple, and what are his/her qualifications? John 3:3; 8:31;
13:35; Mk.16:17; Eph.5:1-2; Acts 2:42;
2. Identify and discuss what is expected of a discipler from: Matt.11:29; Acts
23:1; 24:16; 1 Cor.4:2; 9:12; 11:1; Phil.1:29; Col.3:16; 1 Thes.4:1 -.7
3. Identify the cost of discipleship that both disciples and agents should know:
Luke 14:26-27, 33; John 12:24 .
4. From all the foregoing, how can the Church raise adequate agents for
Christian discipleship? Matt.28:19-20; Acts 6:3; 15:22, 40 .
CONCLUSION : To raise quality disciples, there must be quality agents.
Christian discipleship in any Church is a reflection on the quality of leadership
there. It is like a cycle (Godly leadership quality disciple makers
quality disciples and vice versa).
FOOD FOR THOUGHT : Only Christian truly willing to die to their sinful nature
are really ready for a serious discipleship programme .