John 13:34-35 NLT - 34 So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. 35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.
When Christianity is followed radically, the primary result will be love.
Jesus’ relationship with us can be defined by love.
The three relationships of every disciple
Love toward God
Love toward our brother
Love toward the world
2. The mark of PRIORITY
Luke 14:26 NLT - If you want to be my disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else-your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters-yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.
Whatever is first in your life orders the rest.
More than people
More than possessions
More than pursuits
3. The mark of OBEDIENCE
John 8:31-32 NLT - 31 Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. 32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
The top ten teachings of Jesus Christ, in order of frequency:
His own divine identity
His heavenly Father
The importance of keeping His Word by acting upon it
4. The mark of RESULTS
John 15:8 NLT - When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.
Fruit is synonymous with results.
True disciples of Jesus will see tangible results because of their abiding relationship with Christ.