"...John stood with two of his disciples. And looking at Jesus, as He walked, he said, "Behold the Lamb of God!" The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus." - John 1:35-37
We all know John the Baptist as "the voice of one crying in the wilderness..." the one who would "make straight the way of the Lord." But aside from His God given biblical titles, in John 1:35-37 we see that John was also an example of HOW to make disciples of Jesus Christ.
- First we see that John was a man who had some disciples of his own. The temptation is to deem him as a successful "Disciple maker" because he had a group of men who passionately followed him. But John's success is NOT found in how many people followed him. John was successful because his followers followed the CAUSE he followed, NOT John Himself. I believe John was very well aware of the lingering temptation behind the door of having "many followers" as a leader. Hence why he said in John 3:30 "He must increase, but I must decrease."
- Secondly, within this passage of scripture John conveyed his followers to become follows of Jesus by the way John BEHELD JESUS. Behold means to "Be sure to see!," i.e. "Don't miss this!" John spoke about Jesus, and beheld Jesus in such a way that it caused his followers to passionately follow after what He had beheld.