Friday, June 6, 2014

Disciple of Christ

1.       Read Luke
10:38-42, 11:1-13, 12:13-40, 13:23-24, 14:16-33

And the institute student manual commentary for Luke 11:5-13, “The Parable of the Friend at Midnight page 115. Make a list of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and what the Savior taught about counting the costs of following Him.
-listening to him
-hearkening to his words
-be thankful for what we have
-ask for forgiveness
-forgive others
-ask for the spirit
-ask and ye shall receive
-listen to the spirit
-beware of covetousness
-straight gate.

A true disciple understands the costs of what it takes to be a disciple. We are required to "forsake all that we hath" (Luke 14:33). But it is worth it. When it comes to the gospel we shouldn't look at things as an inopportunity. We have been given all from the Lord, we need not ask for more. Don't be doubtful. He has given us the kingdom of God, treasure of heaven. Forsake all and we will inherit all.

2.       Identify one of the teachings from you list that you would like to apply more fully in your life. Write a paragraph about how you could apply that teaching and what difference you believe it would make in your life.
b   One of the teachings that I want to work on applying more in my life is listening to the spirit. I know there have been times in my life when I ignore promptings to help or serve someone. I ignore little thoughts or second guess or doubt them. I need to work on stopping for a minute, listening to the promptings and then most of all acting upon the little bits of inspiration I receive throughout the day.

     Read Luke 14:33, Omni 1:26, Mosiah 2:34, Matthew 13:44-46.

Explain in writing what is ultimately required to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

For us to be a disciple of Jesus Christ we are ultimately required to forsake all and do anything for the gospel. We must give all that we have to Him even our whole souls.

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