"The gospel is about what Jesus has done to save us, not what we do to save ourselves. Gospel-centered discipleship is about living into our identity as accepted, adopted sons and daughters of God, and following Jesus by the strength and power he provides.
The discipleship that many of us have experienced is often about self-control, self-reliance, self-righteousness when we "succeed" and self reproach when we "fail." Gospel-centered discipleship is about celebrating and growing into our acceptance, while works-centered discipleship is the ill-fated, soul-sucking, burnout-inducing attempt to earn God's approval." -Stephen Lutz
Gospel Centered Discipleship