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The True Disciple

Updated on June 1, 2011

The True Disciple

"Then He said to the crowd if any of you wants to be a follower, you must put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross daily, and follow me."

Luke 9:23

Great crowd is always following Jesus wherever He goes, because they have seen or heard his amazing miracles. But how many of them are serious enough to be His true disciple. Jesus is not impressed by the vastness of the crowd, for He could see their hearts. Not many are truly willing to deny themselves, to take their cross daily and to follow Him at all cost.

Just like in our time, there is an ever growing number of people who fill several mega churches. I may say, there is a significant number of professing christian nowadays. Is God really impressed by their number? If you will examine each of their hearts how many will really pass the test of becoming a true disciple of Christ?

A true disciple of Christ is a person who has no any selfish ambition. If you wish to be a true disciple of Christ you must put away all your selfish ambitions. A true disciple of Christ lives in simplicity. he is contented with the basic things in life in order to support the Great Commission of Christ. A true disciple of Christ has died to all his selfish ambitions and personal agenda in life. His primary concern is to advance the cause of Christ never his/her personal agenda. he is working in order to have a provision for his daily living, not for prestige and position.

Christ is his/her supreme love and priority in his/her life. To do the will of Christ is his utmost joy and happiness. She'He is willing to suffer for Christ sake. There are things in life that she/he will forgo such as career or marriage just to do the great will of Christ. A true disciple of Christ is willing to take up his/her cross daily. He/She is willing to suffer in order to glorify Christ in his/her life.She/He is willing to suffer in order to uphold the teachings of Christ in her life. She/He will rather be contented in just a small income as long as the job is blemeless before God's eyes rather than enjoying a large salary but with a job full of compromises.

Yes, nowadays it is very easy to profess as a Christian but to live as a true disciple of Christ is not that simple. It requires a wholehearted devotion and all out commitment to the Lordship of Christ. It is difficult but only in living as a true disciple of Christ we will experience the true joy and glory of christianity.

God bless.

In His mercy,



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      debrahodgman561 674 7472 5 years ago

      please if any one knows of residential rehab for drugs faith based for my 18 yrs. old son completly deicated to the lord jesus but cant fight this attack alone resent relaspe was walking in the lord for along time but has fallan into a great depression doctors gave bad medicine an he return to his addiction please lord your favor for him to have someone who can help insurance is medicaid no money for rehab the lord knows our heart he is faithful an we will find a place for him loking for disciplesofchrist but not finding anything.

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      cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

      Hi DeBorrah K. Ogans I am glad to see you on this hub. Thank you for gracing and appreciating this hub. I am greatly encouraged by your visit. Yes to be a true disciple of Christ is difficult for it requires daily dying to your self.It is dying to the self-life and finding no other center but Christ. Though hard it is worth living as true disciple for it will lead you to a glorious and victorious life. I am wishing you a great day today. Blessings be with you and your family always. Best regards.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 5 years ago

      Cristina, This is timely and BEAUTIFUL! The Lord led me here today... There is much contentment in truly surrendering your life to the Lord! As you so wonderfully stated:"Christ is his/her supreme love and priority in his/her life. To do the will of Christ is his utmost joy and happiness. She'He is willing to suffer for Christ sake... " PRAISE GOD!

      Thank You for sharing, In HIS Love, Grace,Mercy, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!

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      kleiman5 9 years ago

      "to live as a true disciple of Christ is not that simple" as just to declare yourself christian. Yes, but I enjoy this life. Why? I receive new revelations of God's mysteries every day, which raise me up to the heaven. Ephes. 2:6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

      Word "together" is very important here. I enjoy new revelations more strongly while shareing them with others. But it is difficult to find a person who is one soul and one mind with me in Moscow now.

      My adress is , please contact me there and i'll be glad to share with you in Christ.

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      cristina327 9 years ago from Manila

      Thanks Wehzo for the generous comment. True discipleship also involves an all out commitment to the Lordship of JesusChrist.

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      Wehzo 9 years ago

      Another great hub Cristina. I echo your sentiments in this one too. True discipleship requires true sacrifice and commitment.