There is full room, even at the present day, for a practical test of this condition of discipleship.
He permitted it at best in the inferior grades of discipleship.
Such a spectacle as that will each one of you be who does not count the cost of discipleship.
Here is the pure and peaceful law, he said; here the end of all discipleship!
He had, of course, his period of crude experimentation, his days of discipleship.
He invited her to his discipleship just as cordially, and to the same discipleship.
As he listened to the dwindling hum of the engine, Stuart let his thoughts wander again to the matter of discipleship.
This discipleship, however, always suggested to me a lack of originality.
Then there has been manifested in you an emotion which may be the germ of your future discipleship.
Renunciation is the basis of all virtue and progress, and, as such, is the first condition of discipleship.
Old English discipul (fem. discipula), Biblical borrowing from Latin discipulus "pupil, student, follower," said to be from discere "to learn" [OED, Watkins], from a reduplicated form of PIE root *dek- "to take, accept" (see decent).
But according to Barnhart and Klein, from a lost compound *discipere "to grasp intellectually, analyze thoroughly," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + capere "to take, take hold of" (see capable). Cf. Latin capulus "handle" from capere. Sometimes glossed in Old English by þegn (see thane).
a scholar, sometimes applied to the followers of John the Baptist (Matt. 9:14), and of the Pharisees (22:16), but principally to the followers of Christ. A disciple of Christ is one who (1) believes his doctrine, (2) rests on his sacrifice, (3) imbibes his spirit, and (4) imitates his example (Matt. 10:24; Luke 14:26, 27, 33; John 6:69).