About Jesus - Steve Sweetman
You A Disciple Of Jesus?
announced that all authority in heaven and on earth had been given to Him
(Matthew 28:18 - 19) He told His disciples to "go and make disciples
of all nations." If you
are a Christian today, it is because those to whom Jesus spoke on this
occasion obeyed His command, and it was a command, not a suggestion.
Our English word
"disciple" is translated from the Greek word "mathetes."
Inherent in the meaning of this Greek word is the continual mental
process of learning from another which enables a person to become what he
learns. A disciple of Jesus
is, therefore, one who is continually learning from Jesus in order to
become what he is learning.
Jesus told His
disciples to go and make disciples. The
Greek word translated into English as "to go" is a participle.
A participle is a half verb and half noun.
It implies both doing an action and one who does an action.
Speaking in terms of a participle; a disciple of Jesus is "a
goer" or a "going one."
The action of going is not only something a disciple does, it is
who he is as a born again of the Holy Spirit disciple of Jesus.
A disciple of Jesus
is not one who learns how to get saved and then quits learning.
A disciple of Jesus is always learning from Jesus and is always
becoming what he learns. With
this understanding; are you a disciple of Jesus?