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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Definition of Discipleship

  Well, I'm leading this class and calling it a discipleship class, but  What is discipleship anyway?  Well here are some good definitions I found from Webster's 1828 Dictionary.  :)

Disciple, n. [L., to learn.]
1. A learner; a scholar; one who receives or professes to receive instruction from another;
2. A follower; an adherent to the doctrines of another. Hence the constant attendants of Christ were called his disciples; and hence all Christians are called his disciples, as they profess to learn and receive his doctrines and precepts.

Disciple, v.t.
1. To teach; to train, or bring up.
2. To make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or principles.
This authority he employed in sending missionaries to disciple all nations.
3. To punish; to discipline. [Not in use.]

Disciple, pp. Taught; trained; brought up; made a disciple.

Discipleship, n.  The state of a disciple or follower in doctrines and precepts.

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