Jesus said to those of His day, “Come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). Christ freely offers Himself to people like you and me. He says, “Come, follow Me” (Mark 10:21). Jesus also commanded those following him to “make disciples” (Matthew 28:19) by calling others to follow him.
Following Christ and being a disciple means you believe certain facts in the Bible about Christ. You believe he is the eternal Son of God. You believe he was born of a virgin. You believe he died on the cross to pay the penalty for sin. You believe He was raised again from the grave and is now King of kings and Lord of Lords.
Discipleship, however, involves more than a mere belief of these facts. Discipleship means commitment to Christ. Discipleship means trusting in the person called Christ and what he has done. You can believe all there is to know about Christ and still not be a disciple. The Bible says, “The demons believe, and shudder” (James 2:19). You must trust Christ himself and rely upon him to save you from sin and its consequences.
Because it is my desire to follow Christ and to make disciples, I urge you to come to Christ. I call upon you to commit your life to Christ.