Friday, November 18, 2011


Salvation is offered as a free gift to everyone (Jn. 1:11-12; Rom. 6:23; Eph. 2:8-9).
Discipleship is costly for the few who accept (Lk. 14:25-33; Jn. 16:33; 2 Thes. 1:4).

Salvation takes place in an instant of time (Jn. 3:3-8; Acts 2:47; 5:14; 11:24).
Discipleship is a life-long process (Rom. 12:1-2; Phil. 1:6; 1 Jn. 3:2).

Salvation is believing on Christ (Acts 16:30-31).
Discipleship is following Christ (Matt. 4:18-22; 11:29).

Salvation is finding rest in Christ (Matt. 11:28).
Discipleship is being yoked with Christ (Matt. 11:29).

Salvation involves Christ loving me (Rom. 5:8; Gal. 2:20; John 3:16).
Discipleship involves me loving Christ (Matt. 10:37; 1 Jn. 4:19).

Salvation is "falling at the feet of Christ" (Lk. 18:13).
Discipleship is "sitting at the feet of Christ" (Lk. 10:39).

Salvation is believing the Gospel (Rom. 1:22; 1 Cor. 15:1-4).
Discipleship is spreading the Gospel (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8).

Salvation involves trusting in Christ (Eph. 1:13).
Discipleship involves training by Christ (Matt. 28:19-20).

Salvation emphasizes what God has done (1 Cor. 15:3-4).
Discipleship emphasizes what man should do (Lk. 14:25-33).

Salvation involves receiving God's gift (John 1:12; Eph. 2:8-9).
Discipleship involves receiving God's instruction (Acts 2:42).

Salvation is based upon the finished work of Christ (Jn. 19:30; 1 Cor. 1:18).
Discipleship is based upon the finished Word of Christ (Jn. 8:31; Rev. 22:18-19).

Salvation says, "Come unto Me" (Matt. 11:28; Jn. 6:37).
Discipleship says, "Come after Me" (Lk. 9:23).

Salvation is God's commitment to us (Rom. 3:24).
Discipleship is the believer's commitment to Him (Jn. 6:68).

Salvation relates primarily to JUSTIFICATION (Rom. 4:25; 5:15-18).
Discipleship relates primarily to SANCTIFICATION (Rom. 15:16).

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