An important question among Evangelical churches concern discipleship and its relationship to faith. For Jesus, to follow him in discipleship means total commitment and giving him first place in one’s life. That is, one cannot follow Jesus without setting the right priorities in life. Jesus rejects making a distinction between saving faith and discipleship as an optional step.
This talk aims at two learning outcomes.
To show how the gospel rightly works out in the massive transformation of attitudes, morals, and relationships.
To clarify the relationship between justification and sanctification.
John Calvin insists that justification is by faith alone, but genuine faith is never alone.