The Holy Spirit divinely and purposefully renamed the disciples “Christians.” Under the new covenant, being a Christian is greater than being a disciple.
Because of the finished work of Jesus, you are a son and daughter of God. It is when you establish yourself in the Spirit of sonship that you can enjoy your full inheritance in Christ.
Regardless of what you are going through, your heavenly Father’s love for you remains unconditional. When you fall or make a mistake, know you cannot lose your position as His son.
Luke 15:11–37, Luke 15:29–32, Luke 15:11, Gal. 4:6–7
The Lord wants you to see Him first and foremost as a Savior, not a teacher. He delights in saving and loving you!
Luke 14:25–27, Luke 15:1–4, John 6:65–69
Be strong in grace when you lay hold of the Spirit of sonship.
2 Tim. 2:1–2
God’s Word provides you with God’s solutions and wisdom for the situations you are going through. Take time to study God’s Word!
Prov. 4:20–22, Hos. 4:6
To be a “disciple” is to be a “learner” or “student.” We are students of God’s grace. As believers, we cannot help but be hungry to learn about the new covenant.
Matt. 28:19, 1 Pet. 2:2, 2 Cor. 5:17
Under the new covenant, discipleship has been replaced with sonship. Being a son and daughter of God is greater than being a disciple alone. We are part of God’s family and as His children, we learn from Him.
1 Tim. 1:2, 2 Tim. 1:2