Our first series of blogs will introduce you to J3 Discipleship. Please use the Ask Pastor D feature on the right to request clarification on any question you may have. The J3 Primer is available as a free download. You will find the verses referenced at the bottom of each blog.
The name “J3” (J to the third power) is drawn from the ‘I am’ statement made by Jesus in the Gospel of John, chapter fourteen, verse six:“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Embedded in this statement, we find the essential “cornerstone” of the gospel of grace in Jesus Christ—the only way to the Father, and hence, the Gospel of salvation unto eternal life (John 3:36 ,Acts 4:12, Ephesians 2:20, 1 John 5:11-12 )
This means that Jesus is the only way of forgiveness of sin and salvation leading to the gift of eternal life. In this one statement, we find the fulfillment of God’s promise of redemption to fallen mankind—the way of rescue from the wrath of God, truth for our sanctification, and the model for our Christian life. To receive the gospel of Christ is to receive “the power of God for salvation” and God’s gracious gift of“eternal life” (Romans 1:16, John 3:16) In receiving the gospel of Christ, the good news of salvation, one becomes a Christian and is called to be a disciple of Christ. The J3 Discipleship Training Process is all about being a devoted follower of Christ, learning His way, His truth, and His life so that one can be equipped to disciple others as Jesus commanded (Matthew 28:19)
John 3:36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.
Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Ephesians 2:20 Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,
1 John 5:11-12 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.
Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world,that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.).
Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,