'Follow me'

The word disciple appears 269 times in the New Testament, and the word Christian shows up a scant three times. So notes Dallas Willard, who declares that the church today has inverted that emphasis: being a Christian in many churches does not necessarily entail being a disciple—a student, follower or apprentice of Jesus. But that may be changing. These books and a host of others in recent years focus on discipleship.


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