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What does it mean to be disciples of Jesus? (Second part)

According  to Luke, how does one enter the journey of discipleship? [ … ] First, the point at which one has joined the journey is not always clear in Luke. In some cases a clear “call to discipleship” and/or conversion is offered (e.g., 5:1-11), but in others persons previously unknown…

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What does it mean to be disciples of Jesus? (Fifth part)

Repentance (along with “turning”) is a key term describing one’s proper response to the offer of salvation in Acts (e.g., Acts 2:38; 3:19; 5:31; 8:22), but as a term it is not often found in the Third Gospel. The concept of repentance is present everywhere in the Gospel of Luke, however,…

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What does it mean to be disciples of Jesus? (Sixth part)

Jesus  defines discipleship as following him (Lk 9:23), a concept Luke develops above all by noting the presence of the disciples continually “with” Jesus (Lk 6:17; 7:11; 8:1; 9:10; 22:11.14.28.39; cf. Lk 8:38; 22:33). This may seem a rather vague and passive role, this “being with Jesus”, but in Acts…

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