Intro: Matthew 28:18-20

  • What does Jesus want everybody to become?

  • Which is the more popular term -“Disciple” or “Christian?” The word “Christian” only appears three times in the New Testament. It is the name those in the world gave the disciples, seven years after the church began. Acts 11:19-26 The word “Disciple” occurs over 270 times in the New Testament.


  • Jesus came to make disciples. Only baptized disciples will be saved.

1. Mark 1:14-18

  • Calling of the first disciples

  • Come follow me (Christ)

  • Fishers of men Jesus gave these first disciples the real purpose for living

  • Immediately

2. Luke 9:23-26

  • If any man…

  • Deny self. Notice Christ in the garden ( Matthew 26:36-39 , “Not my will, but your will.”) Do not give in to moods.

  • Carry the cross daily

  • Gain world … forfeit soul. Lose your life for Jesus … save it

3. Luke 14:25-33

  • If any man…

  • Count the cost (v. 28-30)

  • Consider the alternatives (v. 31-32)

  • Love Christ more than any person (v. 26)

  • Persecutions (v. 27)

  • Everything, not just anything (v. 33)

4. Luke 11:1-4

  • Must learn to pray – disciples saw the strength Jesus received from the Father

  • Daily personal relationship with God (v. 3); daily prayer

5. John 13:34-35

  • Love one another

  • Be an active part of the fellowship

6. Matthew 28:18-20

  • Command – make disciples (given to all)

  • Who is a candidate for baptism? A person who makes the decision to be a disciple

  • You need someone to disciple you to maturity in Christ

  • This is the only way to save the world!

Conclusion Question: Am I a disciple? Am I a Christian? Am I saved? What do I need to do to become a disciple?