For many, Jesus is just an intellectual affirmation (he’s the son of God, he came into the world, he died for my sins, etc.) or a transaction of sorts that can get one into heaven. But Jesus doesn’t want to be some intellectual affirmation or transaction. He desires to have a personal relationship with everyone in which he’s lord of their lives. As my good friend Jeff Manion has said, “We hire Jesus as our savior, but we fire Jesus as our teacher.” A disciple of Jesus is someone who is sold out to the person of Jesus and does everything possible to become just like him. A disciple is not a passive observer, but an active participant. Unfortunately, many who claim to follow Jesus appear to be more fans than disciples. But Jesus isn’t looking for fans; he’s looking for disciples.