Being a Follower of Christ

In the last few weeks I have had a couple of opportunities to teach teenagers about “discipleship.”  We talked through what the New Testament says about being a follower of Christ.  I am still learning what it means to be a fully committed disciple of Jesus.  Here are the three preliminary conclusions I have distilled from the Scriptures about “discipleship.”

1.  Discipleship is costly.

2.  Discipleship is full-time.

3.  Discipleship is worth it.

Jesus emphasizes over-and-over that following Him is an all-or-nothing proposition.  I think of how the first disciples immediately left their livelihoods and relationships to follow Jesus.  They were by no means perfect and had a lot of room to grow but they did not let that stop them from following Jesus.

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