Being Disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ
To follow Him, we need to trace His journey.
His first step – “Here am I send Me” – complete surrender of His will to the will of the father.
Step two – “He was rich, but for your sakes He became poor” – complete emptying of His possessions for others
Step three – “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners” – entering a ruined humanity.
Step four – “ ...came not to be ministered unto , but to minister and give His life a ransom for many” – washing the feet of others instead of seeking status or dominance.
Step five – “suffered the just for the unjust to bring us to God” – in perfect harmony with the will of God at age 33, He surrenders his life for the life of others. A cross death.
Step six – “by the right hand of God exalted” – the reward of humility.
This is the path the Master trod, should not the disciple tread it too. The teachings of the Lord Himself insist on it. The life of Peter exemplifies it.
Are you ready to be His true disciple?
Best to sit down and count the cost before saying 'I will follow you wherever you go'
The Lord Jesus said to Peter 'Follow Me' - and he did.