Our goal as a church, is to use discipleship, as the method of “forming Christ in our members,” showing them how to add virtue to their faith, and then knowledge to that virtue. Virtue, is where we get our term “virtuous” from, and it means “moral goodness,” or “moral excellence.” The word is associated with modesty, or purity. Virtue is behavior showing high moral standards as we conform to a standard of right.
So what does a disciple of Jesus look like? Jesus makes it clear that there is a difference between those who make a profession of faith only and those who follow Him as a true disciple. As we study the statements that Jesus made about discipleship, we can see there are at least seven marks found in a true disciple of Jesus Christ.