5 Essential Steps on the Discipleship Path
In Matthew 4, Jesus walked along the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee. He came to Simon Peter and Andrew and gave them this simple invitation: “Come, follow me.” A few steps later he called James and John to do the same. Sometime later he saw a tax collector named Matthew and said to him, “Follow me.” These followers became known as disciples—ones who follow, learn from, and emulate their master. And “to follow” in Greek is akoloutheo, which means to accompany on a journey or to walk with someone down a road.
It is this idea of walking with Jesus that we will lean most heavily in this series. It is a simple way of thinking about the Christian life: what it means to follow Jesus. We are seeking to learn from him, to emulate him, to go where he wants us to go, to do what he wants us to do, and to walk on the journey of life with him.