What is Discipleship?

The meaning of the word disciple is a follower. So a disciple is a follower of God. Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to Me.” So in God’s kingdom, Jesus is our King. We are His citizens, subjects of His will. His desires, purposes, intentions, priorities and values are the highest and best. His Word is the law. So what is the law of the kingdom? What does Jesus tell His citizens to do?
Jesus taught that God’s commands from the Old Testament, i.e. all the law and the prophets, can be summarized in these two things: Love God and Love People.
Jesus also commanded us to make disciples and teach them to obey all that I’ve commanded. So then, since making disciples includes teaching them all that Jesus commanded, the New Testament can be summarized in this one thing: Make Disciples.

Therefore, a disciple is a follower of Jesus who loves God, loves people and makes disciples.

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.” (Mt 28:19-20)