Discipleship: Call and Response

Mt 4:18-22 or Mk 1:16-20 Jesus Calls his first disciples: “Come after me and I will make you fishers of men.”
Mt 9: 35-38 Pray for priestly vocations: “The harvest is rich but the laborers are few; beg the harvest master to send out
laborers for his harvest.”
Mt 16:24-28 “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross and follow me.”
Mt 17:1-13 The Transfiguration of Jesus: “This is my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased.  Listen to Him.”
Mt 19: 16-30 or Mk 10: 17-27 The Rich Young Man: “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and
you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come follow me.”
Mt 20:20-28 or Mk 10:35-45 The request of James and John: “Anyone who wants to be great among you must be your
servant… just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for the many.”
Mt 26:17-35 or Mk 14:12-26 or Lk 22:1-38 The Last Supper: “Take and eat; this is my body.  This is the cup of my blood.  Do
this in remembrance of me.”
Mt 26:36-46 The Agony in the Garden: “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me; yet not as I will but as you will.”
Mt 28 The Great Commission: “Go ye therefore and make disciples of all the nations.”
Lk 4:18 “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to proclaim liberty to
captives, and recovery of sight to the blind…”
Lk 9:57-62 “’I will follow you but first let me say farewell to my family’… ‘No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was
left behind is fit for the Kingdom of God.’”
Jn 2: 1-11 The wedding feast at Cana: “Do whatever He tells you.”
Jn 15:9-17 “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should
Jn 10 The Good Shepherd: “When the Good Shepherd has driven out all his own, he walks ahead of him and the sheep follow
him, because they recognize his voice.”
Jn 19:1-30 The Mother of priests: “Behold your mother.” The disciple (the priest St. John) took her into his home.
Mk 3:13 The Mission of the Twelve: “He summoned those whom he wanted and they came to him”
Mk 10:28-30 The  Reward of Discipleship: “We have given up everything and followed you…you will  be repaid a hundred
times more now in this present age…and eternal life in the age to come.”
Lk 1:26-56 The Call of Mary: The Annunciation: “Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your
Lk 14:25-33 Jesus on Discipleship: “Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.”
Jn 1:35-51 The call of the first disciples: “What are you looking for?  Come and see.”
Rom 8:28 “All things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.”
1 Cor 1:26-31 God calls who He chooses: “Consider your own calling…Not many of you were wise… Rather God chose the
foolish to shame the wise.”
Gal 1:15 “God, who from my mother’s womb, had set me apart and called me through his grace”
Phil 3:10-14 “Forgetting what lies behind but straining forward to what lies ahead…the prize of God’s upward calling in Christ
1 Pt 2:9-10 “God has called you out of darkness into his own marvellous light.”


Mt 16:13-23 “Who do people say that I am?”
Acts 1:15-26 The choice of Matthias
Acts 6:1-6 The selection of the first deacons
Acts 13: 2-4 Paul and Barnabas selected by the Holy Spirit to go and preach
Acts 15:28 “It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us.”
Rom 8:14-17 “You did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear.”
Rom 12:1-2 “Do not conform yourself to this age…that you may discern what is the will of God.”
1 Cor 2: 7-12 “This God has revealed to us…so that we may understand.”
1 Cor 12:4-11 “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit.”
Gal 5:16-26 The works of the flesh
Eph 1: 3-14 “In him we were also chosen.”
Eph 1:17 “A spirit of wisdom and revelation resulting in knowledge of him.”
1 Jn 4:1-3 “Do not trust every spirit but test the spirits to see whether they belong to God”


Jn 13:1-14 The washing of the Disciples’ feet
1 Pet 2:2-10 “Come to him…let yourselves be built…to be a holy priesthood.”
Heb 4:12-16 Jesus, the compassionate high priest
Heb 5:1-10 “Every high priest is taken from among men”
Heb 10:10-17 “Every priest stands daily at his ministry”
Heb 3: 7-11 “If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.”
Heb 7:17 “You are a priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”
Heb 8:3 “Now every high priest is appointed to offer gifts and sacrifices.”