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THE WAY is totally and uniquely a course of study about Jesus, from Jesus, and by Jesus. THE WAY unpacks the substance of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus who is being transformed. Although it’s designed for small group discipleship, individual participation is essential for the transformational growth to materialize. In other words, making disciples begins with you becoming a disciple. It starts with you!
This is a prime principle of Jesus throughout his teachings. In his first full seminar in Matthew 5-7, Jesus urges his followers, “When you’re giving, praying or fasting, you’re to do these things privately before God and not as a show to impress others.”
We see this same priority toward paying attention to yourself first and foremost before you monitor or advise another, when Jesus and Peter have their last discussion. Jesus informs Peter how he is going to age and die. Jesus ended his prophetic word to Peter with, “Follow Me!” Peter, turning around, saw John following them and Peter seeing him said to Jesus, “Lord, and what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow Me!” John 21:19-22 Hear Jesus’ words to Peter. It’s emphatic!