If you have been tracking with us in this news series on what it means to be a disciple, then you know we have discussed the CALL to be a disciple (student); the daily CHOICE to call Jesus your Lord and teacher; the COST of time and energy and self that are involved in following; and of course the teacher's Goal of CHRIST formed in us, so that we are like Him. However, all of these things can sound like of list of things we must do in order to achieve good standing with the Master, which is not the case or a proper perspective. 

This week we plan to consider the COMPASSION of Jesus toward those who follow Him.  Jesus loved those He called, to the extent that He eventually laid His life down on their behalf.