Christ is our greatest pattern, and He taught by His example. Many followed Him in His ministry but at different levels. Our Sunday school class is studying the Life of Christ. A recent lesson was on being a disciple of Christ. Discipleship comes from following Christ – to be as his Master. The lesson taught that there are three levels to discipleship – curiosity, conviction, and commitment. Curiosity – many that followed were amazed and astonished at his teaching. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: Matthew 7:28. Conviction – some took another step in discipleship and took a stand for Christ. And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. Matthew 16:16. Commitment – this step comes with maturity and grows out of conviction. We then can become the disciple that is as his Master. It takes an investment of our lives to be that committed disciple – just as Christ invested His life when He died on the cross. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:27. Are you curious, convicted or committed? A disciple – as his Master!