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05-07-17 True Discipleship

True Discipleship

John 8:30-47

Throughout the gospels, Jesus constantly challenged His listeners not just to be spiritual or believe in God in a general way, but specifically to believe in and follow Him, which Jesus declares is true discipleship.

Condition: Abiding in Jesus’ Word [Faith]

Ongoing action –continue, hold to, remain

Finds its place in us (vs. 37)

 The works of Abraham (vs. 39)

(Genesis 12-25, Romans 4, Galatians 3, James 2:14-26)

 Being of God (vs. 47)

 Result: Knowing the Truth

From God (vs. 40)

 Rejecting the devil’s lies (vs. 44)

(Genesis 3:1, 2 Corinthians 11:14)

Sinless character of Jesus (vs. 46)

Purpose: Complete Freedom

From slavery to sin (vs. 34-36)

 To love Jesus and the Father (vs. 42)

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