A disciple, simply stated by definition, is “a learner, a follower.” A Christian disciple is a learner or follower of Jesus Christ. The difference between a Christian disciple and any other disciple of another leader or religion is that the Christian disciple, although learning
from or following other men or women, ultimately is being personally taught by Jesus Christ. As the disciple walks by faith in the living Lord Jesus Christ, the very Son of God leads, teaches, guides, reproves, intercedes for and changes the disciple. Jesus, the second member of the Trinity, is ever present with us through the Holy Spirit, the third member of the Holy Trinity, whom He has sent to regenerate us and transform us into Christ’s image. The Christian disciple has a personal relationship with his or her master and is not
“The Christian disciple has a personal relationship with his or her master and is not only a servant of the Master, but is a friend as well. To walk after Him is also to walk with Him.”
only a servant of the Master, but is a friend as well. To walk after Him is also to walk with Him. As Robert Coleman states in his classic work, The Master Plan of Evangelism, Jesus called his disciples to be “with Him,” to grow through their associationwith Jesus. We, today, as His disciples, are still called to walk each day, to go through each trial and challenge, to face each new encounter, to conquer each temptation as we walk “with Him”
by faith each moment. Our life is a life of discipleship, a life of learning and following both after and with the One who has promised to never leave us or forsake us. He can only keep this promise if He is the eternal, infinite, omnipresent Son of God who walks side-by-side with all of His beloved followers everywhere in the world. What a wonderful life for the Christian disciple – he or she lives each day in the presence and through the encouragement of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. He calls us to follow Him now. areUserious about following Jesus as His disciple?