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The Bible is clear on discipleship. Each follower of Christ is called to both be a disciple and to go and make disciples. You can see this call throughout Scripture. 

Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.


Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

The model, at Church on the Hill, for discipleship can be seen in the word MENTOR.

Model | Encourage | Nourish | Teach | Observe | Review

A Model for Discipleship

  • Discipleship requires at least two people. A disciple and one who disciples, a mentor and the one being mentored. Christ-modeled discipleship always requires the Holy Spirit in both persons. 



  • Noun: An experienced and trusted adviser. A trusted counselor or guide.

  • Verb: To advise or train (someone, especially a younger colleague).

  • Model

    • I Corinthians 11:1 Paul said “Imitate me, as I imitate Christ”

    • John 21:15-25 Jesus said “Follow Me”

    • Matthew 5:14-16 We are lights, ambassadors

    • 2 Corinthians 5:20 Christ is making His plea through us 

    • What are we modeling?

      • How we walk with Christ. How we pray. How we go and make disciples. 

  • Encourage

    • Encourage one another

    • Build-up one another

    • Strengthen one another

    • Love one another

  • Nourish

    • What is the difference between encourage and nourish?

    • To nourish is to feed

    • Joshua 1:8; Psalm 1 Meditate on the Word day and night

  • Teach

    • Matthew 28:19-20 "Teach them to obey My commandments."

    • 2 Timothy 4:2-5 Proclaim the word of God. Paul to Timothy.

  • Observe

    • Our lives are on display

    • Galatians 5:22-23 Look for the fruit in your own life

    • John 13:35; 15:16 Look for the fruit in other’s lives

  • Review

    • How is my relationship with the Lord? How is my relationship with others?

    • Philippians 2:3 Think of others as more important than yourself

    • 2 Corinthians 13:5-7 Examine yourself

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