A disciple is someone who daily follows Jesus and compels others to do the same. Knowing Jesus in this way goes beyond mere self-identification with labels like Christian or churchgoer. As a disciple, you actually have a personal, ongoing, life-giving relationship with the God who created everything. He not only created you, but He loves you unconditionally. He wants to give you a life that matters, and He wants to change your eternity – beginning today. And since God authored life itself, He knows how it works best. That’s why knowing Jesus really means following Jesus. It requires one step of obedience after another.
In using the metaphor of a shepherd and his sheep, Jesus said, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:10). As the Good Shepherd, Jesus knows how and where to lead us. But we must listen to His voice, and we must follow Him. Listening and following is what actually reveals whether we are disciples who know Jesus.
If you’d like to know more about what it means to be a disciple, and how you can begin the journey of listening to Jesus as you follow Him in this life, we would love to help you on that journey. Let’s follow Jesus together. Please give us a call at 716.631.2636 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org (you can use the form below as well); let us know that you have started the journey of a disciple, or that you would like to start that journey. We’re here to help.