Do any of these words come to mind when the word “disciple” is mentioned to you? Can you think of others?
There are as many definitions for the word as there people. It all depends on who you ask.
The real question is, “What does the Bible say about it?”
We will examine briefly what and how the word is used in the Bible. There is so much great writing out there about the subject and I will attempt to summarize and share some of what I have learned.
We can learn by looking at what it is not, and by looking at what it is biblically.
We will start with the actual words used in the original bible languages and the meanings that described it at the time they were written. This takes into account the cultural usage and meaning at that time.