THERE IS SO MUCH TALK ABOUT ‘discipleship’ we have rarely even considered what Jesus has to say about it. This is what a disciple according to Jesus.
He is a person who…
John 8:31 “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.
FELOWSHIPS With Others.
John 13:35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
FISHES For Men.
John 15:8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
How do I start in that journey?
Luke 14:27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.
Now, you can’t obviously follow Christ without the cross. And you can’t carry something if you don’t even know what it stands for. Dead to self. Dead to sin. Then just as Christ was raised from the dead on the third day, you too can live. It starts with the Gospel.
To summarize, here’s what Jesus has to say both in Matt. 4:19, and in Mark 1:17:
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”
In red letters.