1.) We are supposed to become like the Master.

--Disciples are in the process of being conformed to the image of Christ. That is God’s purpose for our lives. Disciples bear the Master’s character.

--Let’s read Phil. 2:5-8. What are the characteristics of Jesus explains why God exalted him?

               humility      power      obedience      prestige

--Discipleship is expressed inwardly by believing in Jesus and outwardly obeying him.

--Let’s read Eph. 4:1. What do you think Paul meant by “walk worthy of the calling you have received?” _________________________________

--God looks for internal character on the part of his people that reflects his character.

--Are you bringing forth fruit for God through your service to him?

2.) We are to be willing to sacrifice for the Master.

--Jesus said his disciples would suffer if they follow him.

--Let’s read Matt. 10:24-25. What warning is implied for followers of Jesus?


--Now let’s read Matt. 10:39. What blessing is promised?


--Let us now read the Apostle Paul’s words of II Corinthians 4:17.