Word of the week: Disciple
I like Billy Graham's definition of a disciple, someone who believes in Jesus and seeks to follow him in his or her daily life.* The word disciple also means student. There are plenty of fans and followers in the world but a student goes deeper and explores and investigates. Jesus isn't physically present on the earth any more but we have his Word, the Bible, which includes some of the actual words he said plus accounts from his first disciples. His Spirit lives in us and can help us as we read the Bible and pray. Being a follower of Jesus isn't like following someone on Instagram, it is studying his word and devoting yourself to living like him and for him. Jesus' final instructions to his disciples was, go and make disciples in all the nations (Matthew 28:19) so it must be pretty important.
* Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article77272832.html#storylink=cpy
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