All Christians are called to be Disciples and to make disciples for the Lord Jesus Christ. This is not a special calling for a few Christians alone.
How to be disciples who make disciples for Christ? Here are some insights on how the life of a Disciple of Jesus Christ should be and how his or her discipleship will help make many other disciples for Jesus.
Before you go into the world and make disciples for Christ, you must first be taught by Christ. You must know whom you follow, so that you can set an example for others. Jesus chose His disciples and taught them everything they should know. Though they did not undertstand everything completely when Jesus preached, after resurrection, everything was made known to them through the Holy Spirit. Today, we have everything that Jesus taught in the Bible. Read it frequently and let the Holy Spirit be your teacher.
Colossians 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
As disciples we must become God pleasers rather than people pleasers. Speak the Truth of God's Word Uncompromisingly. If you fear people than God and give undue importance to their opinions, you will not be able to preach or teach the truth effectively.
Colossians 1:10 - That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Disciples of Christ exhibit the fruits of the Spirit. They walk in humble obedience to God's commandments.
Jesus commands us to be doers of the Word. Shine the Light of Christ by Obedience. Without obedience, you cannot be fruitful for Christ.
Agape love is much of an action, rather than just a feeling. When disciples of Christ preach the gospel, there will be rejections and persecutions. Not everyone would accept what is being preached. People may harm or even kill the disciples. Now, a disciple has to patiently bear the evil for Christ's sake as Stepehen and all the Apostles did. It takes agape love to go and preach the gospel to someone despite the fact that they may harm you. Jesus prayed for those who killed Him on the cross. He left us a model to follow.
We must serve and not seek to be served, following the example of Jesus Christ. Jesus the Son of God came to serve! Unlike the pattern of the world, Biblical leaders are servant leaders. They lead by serving God, serving people and being an example for others.