SALVATION AND DISCIPLESHIP

SALVATION is a one-time event. It happens the moment someone believes in Jesus for everlasting life. DISCIPLESHIP is a long term process. It happens when a saved person decides to obey Jesus on a daily basis. Not recognizing this simple distinction creates confusion. Not explaining the difference allows a mixed message to spread. Not knowing the difference between salvation and discipleship keeps many people from experiencing either. This book will clear up confusion on these two important messages found all through the Bible.

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Part 1 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipWe are so glad you stopped by. This Bible study is incredibly important. If you want to understand the Bible better, join us for the 33 part series. You will learn to distinguish between passages that focus on salvation from passages that focus on discipleship. To get instructions, watch the […]

Salvation And Discipleship Introduction

Part 2 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipHOW COULD IT BE FREE AND COSTLY? Imagine that you walk into a local store. As you look through the items, you find something that you're interested in buying. You pick it up and see no price tag attached. You hold it above your head and ask the clerk about […]

CHAPTER 1 // FREE ≠ COSTLY

Part 3 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipWATER AND FOOD? In the famous encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well in Sychar, we see a very clear division between Salvation and Discipleship. In chapter 4 of John, where this story occurs, there are two metaphors used to illustrate these two concepts. Salvation is illustrated […]

CHAPTER 2 // WATER ≠ FOOD

Part 4 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipSAVIOR AND LORD? I have often heard people use the phrase, "Jesus is my Lord and Savior." This is a legitimate way to express one's relationship to Jesus. However, the phrase can be misleading if it's not understood in context. I have heard more than one overzealous pastor try to […]

CHAPTER 3 // BELIEVING IN THE SAVIOR ≠ OBEYING THE LORD

Part 5 of 34Salvation and Discipleship  FAITH AND WORKS? A few years ago I joined a ministry called 289 DESIGN. As you might guess, the name comes from Ephesians 2:8-9. Our mission to produce materials that share the clear message of God's grace with the world. If you've read it before, there is hardly any […]

CHAPTER 4 // FAITH ≠ WORKS

Part 6 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipGRACE AND WORKS? As a kid, one of the biggest choices was between orange juice and milk. Out of boyish curiosity, I once mixed milk and orange juice together. I stirred it with excitement thinking I had come up with the ultimate breakfast drink. As I timidly tried the new […]

CHAPTER 5 // GRACE ≠ WORKS

Part 7 of 34Salvation and Discipleship  RELATIONSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP? In my youth, I attended countless evangelistic events. Often it was explained that I should strive to have a relationship with God. When the evangelist tried to explain how to have a relationship with God, the message would usually get muddled. He would start by saying […]

CHAPTER 6 // RELATIONSHIP ≠ FELLOWSHIP

Part 8 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipBORN AGAIN AND GROW? I don’t remember the day I was born, but my mother tells me it was an event to remember. Once I was born, I could never go back. It was a done deal, a one-time event, an irreversible transaction. It is likely for that reason that […]

CHAPTER 7 // BORN AGAIN ≠ GROW

Part 9 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipA CHILD AND A FRIEND. I used to travel and play music with a worship band while I was in college. We were doing an event in the Dallas area one summer. Usually, we would play for a half hour, and then the speaker would deliver his message. We had […]

CHAPTER 8 // CHILD ≠ FRIEND

Part 10 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipBELIEVE AND LOVE In this chapter we are going to look at the difference between the two phrases, believe in Christ and love Christ. This issue is the exact one that changed my life. The moment I understood 'believe in Jesus' is different than 'loving Jesus', the Bible suddenly started making […]

CHAPTER 9 // BELIEVE CHRIST ≠ LOVE CHRIST

Part 11 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipKNOW GOD AND KNOW GOD Imagine you and a friend go to lunch. Your friend begins to tell you about a certain celebrity who is well known throughout the world. At some point she says to you, “do you know him?” “I know him,” you reply. With that single phrase, “I […]

CHAPTER 10 // KNOW ≠ KNOW

Part 12 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipFAITH FOR ETERNAL LIFE AND DAILY LIFE I have a little shop behind my house where I keep my tools. My collection of tools is not very extensive. In fact, most of them were given to me by my Dad and my father in law. Consequently, I don’t always have the […]

CHAPTER 11 // ETERNAL ≠ DAILY

Part 13 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipBELIEVE AND ABIDE When I was six years old, my parents took my brothers and me to an amusement park for a special Christmas event called "Holiday in the Park." My dad's instructions were very basic, "stay with me." He knew that if we wandered off, we would not have […]

CHAPTER 12 // BELIEVE ≠ ABIDE

Part 14 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipETERNAL LIFE AND ABIDING Anyone who believes in Jesus has everlasting life. That life is not given at some point in the distant future, but at the moment at which the person believes. Believing in Jesus is a one-time event that gives the born-again believer a gift which cannot be […]

CHAPTER 13 // ETERNAL LIFE ≠ ABIDING LIFE

Part 15 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipWHITE THRONE AND JUDGEMENT SEAT There is good news for all believers in Christ. You won’t have to appear before Jesus at the final judgment. We know this because Jesus issued a pass when he said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in […]

CHAPTER 14 // WHITE THRONE ≠ JUDGMENT SEAT

Part 16 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipETERNAL LIFE AND ETERNAL REWARD Image that you’ve just completed a month of work and are waiting on your pay check. The boss hands you an envelope with your wages and says, “here’s your free gift.” Why would that be the wrong thing for the boss to say? Obviously, your […]

CHAPTER 15 // ETERNAL LIFE ≠ ETERNAL REWARDS

Part 17 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipETERNAL LIFE AS A GIFT AND ETERNAL LIFE AS A REWARD In this chapter we are going to compare the concept of gaining eternal life as a gift and getting eternal life as a reward. Don’t be alarmed. Although these seem as if they are contradictory ideas, the distinction will […]

CHAPTER 16 // ETERNAL LIFE AS A GIFT≠ ETERNAL LIFE AS A REWARD

Part 18 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipENTERING AND INHERITING THE KINGDOM Let’s imagine that certain wealthy father had twins. The brothers grew up together at their family’s palatial estate. Once they were old enough to take their own path in life their father called them together and said, “You will both always be my children, but […]

CHAPTER 17 // ENTER THE KINGDOM ≠ INHERIT THE KINGDOM

Part 19 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipHeirs of God and Fellow Heirs with Christ As we discovered in the previous chapter there is a difference between entering the Kingdom and inheriting the Kingdom. In this chapter we will discover that there are various types of inheritance. The line of distinction will be drawn between being heirs […]

CHAPTER 18 // HEIRS OF GOD ≠ FELLOW HEIRS WITH CHRIST

Part 20 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipThe Black and the Outer Darkness The most afraid I’ve ever been was the time I got lost in the woods after dark. My brother and I were out with some youth group friends playing a game of paintball in the pine forest of East Texas. As a moonless night […]

CHAPTER 19 // THE BLACK DARKNESS ≠ THE DARKNESS OUTSIDE

Part 21 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipPositional and Daily Forgiveness United States Supreme Court justices have what we call life tenure. That means that once they are appointed they will continue to hold their position for life. This is important because justices need to be able to make decisions without the fear of being removed from […]

CHAPTER 20 // POSITIONAL FORGIVENESS ≠ DAILY FORGIVENESS

Part 22 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipTake a bath or wash my feet? For the first dozen summers that I can remember, I rarely wore shoes. Playing all day in the yard would cover the bottoms of my bare feet with a thick layer of dark grime. Even when I had started the day with a […]

CHAPTER 21 // TAKE A BATH ≠ WASH YOUR FEET

Part 23 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipPOSITIONAL and PRACTICAL SANCTIFICATION The word sanctification is uncommon. I’ve rarely heard it used in casual conversation except when the words, what is precede it. In this chapter we are going to look at the difference between positional sanctification and practical sanctification. Before we understand the difference, we need to […]

CHAPTER 22 // POSITIONAL SANCTIFICATION ≠ PRACTICAL SANCTIFICATION

Part 24 of 34Salvation and DiscipleshipJustified by Faith or Works? In college one justifies his status as a current student in different ways to different individuals. The professor needs to see an official role sheet with the students name on it to consider them a current student. However, fellow classmates will believe one is a […]

CHAPTER 23 // JUSTIFIED BY FAITH ≠ JUSTIFIED BY WORKS
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