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A disciple has two main goals...

"The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?" (Matthew 10:24-25 24)

The disciple is a learner. He is taught by God (see John 17:3; Matt. 11:25-27), and he has learned from God (see Psalm 27:11; Matt. 11:29). The main goal of a disciple is to be like his master. The Bible notes that Moses (John 9:28), the Pharisees (Matt. 22:16) and John the Baptist (Matt. 9:14) had followers, but the most prominent figure of all, Jesus also had followers - and thus when we speak of disciples we are talking about Christians. The first and primary goal of a disciple is Christ-likeness in character. The second goal is to pass on to other disciples the teachings of the master. I have heard it put this way: You aren't a disciple until you yourself are involved in "disciplin…

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Text: John 6:60-71

"60 Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it? 61 When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? 62 What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before? 63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. 64 But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. 65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. 66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ,…