Following Jesus

7 Marks of a Disciple

D. Valentine | 2.25.24

From Google Gemini AI…

There isn’t one definitive list, but many Christians describe these 7 characteristics as important for following Jesus:

  • Knowing and Obeying God’s Word: This involves studying the Bible and integrating its teachings into daily life 
  • Prayer: A regular practice of talking to God, expressing gratitude, seeking forgiveness, and depending on His guidance 
  • Sharing Faith (Evangelism): A true disciple finds opportunities to introduce others to Jesus through their words and actions 
  • Living a Christ-like Life: A transformed life that reflects Jesus’ teachings of love, forgiveness, and service 
  • Stewardship: Managing resources wisely and generously, recognizing everything belongs to God 
  • Community: Being part of a supportive church family where believers encourage, learn from, and hold each other accountable 
  • Empowered by the Holy Spirit: Depending on the Holy Spirit’s strength and guidance to live a transformed life 

Remember, these are ideals to strive for, and growth is a journey.