13 Mar Luke 9:18-27
18 And it happened that while He was praying alone, the disciples were with Him, and He questioned them, saying, “Who do the people say that I am?” 19 They answered and said, “John the Baptist, and others say Elijah; but others, that one of the prophets of old has risen again.” 20 And He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” And Peter answered and said, “The Christ of God.” 21 But He warned them and instructed them not to tell this to anyone, 22 saying, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed and be raised up on the third day.”
23 And He was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me. 24 For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it. 25 For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself? 26 For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory, and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. 27 But I say to you truthfully, there are some of those standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God.”
The Bible teaches discipleship. Jesus told the men he had chosen to, “Follow Me”. That was not in their time-frame, but His. Most of them left their way of life and followed. Those who did, became His disciples. A disciple is basically one who learns to live the life his teacher lives.; then, with his life, teaches others to live the life he lives. It is a communication of life, not just a communication of knowledge. If you are going to be a disciple maker, it is not so much teaching what you know, as it is helping them become what you are. Do you have good family and home relations and good relations with others? If not, it is difficult for you to make disciples. Surrender to the great I Am and realize that obedience is the key to learning. In other words, submit to the Lordship of Christ, become like Jesus, and show others how they can be like Him too.