What does it mean to be a disciple? Looking at the Book of Matthew because it lays out what Jesus says about following Him–discipleship. It starts with Jesus’ teaching on the Mount. Who could live up to this teaching!? It’s too extreme. It’s not what we can do on our own, but how God empowers us to become disciples.
Matthew 8:18-34. What is it that Jesus wants from people? Disciple: One who follows Jesus. How does He tell us to follow Him. Listen to what He asks of us. From these verses there are nine ways to follow, to become a disciple. Christ lovingly lays down the challenge: Follow Me!