Disciple (the Greek word) is used 269 times in the Gospels and the book of Acts.
- A disciple is a learner.
- A disciple is a follower.
Unless there is a love for the Lord that surpasses everything we cannot be His disciple. The disciple in Christianity is a follower of Jesus Christ, desiring to learn his ways and apply them to his life (many learn but do not apply).
1 John 2:6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
Luke 6:40 The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.