"Defining Discipleship" with Matthew 16:24-25"The Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it."
"Discipleship is more than turning over a new leaf. It is more fitful and disorderly than gradual moral formation. Nothing less than daily, often painful, lifelong death will do." --William Willimon, "Repent " Bread and Wine, Readings for Lent and Easter, Plough Publishing House.
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