To FOLLOW Jesus as a disciple is a life-long process, and the symbol for “FOLLOW” denotes this truth with a right arrow to represent taking the ‘right’ direction in our lives. Discipleship is more than just studying the Bible, it’s also applying it to our lives.
FOLLOWING is central to our church’s theme verse from Mark 8:24b “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.”
Following Jesus applies not just to following his teachings but following his example as well. To follow we have to recognize that we are not the true leader of our lives, Jesus does NOT want to be your co-pilot and he doesn’t even want to be the pilot, He’d rather be Air Traffic Control (So get rid of the bumper sticker just in case). ‘Follow the leader’ should look more like our daily lives than a game we played as children.
So what does it mean to ‘follow Jesus?’ Many times it varies depending on the individual situation and life of the Christian; but here are a few basics: studying and applying the Bible, being a part of community of other Christians on a regular basis, and following God into the most unlikely and undesirable places (personally, conversationally, and sometimes geographically) that need Him.