Matthew: Following Jesus
Two words sum up Christianity. Do you know them? They are FOLLOWING JESUS. These two words are the essence to the Overcoming, Victorious Christian Life. Today I encourage you to look at Christ's call of Matthew in Mark 2:13-17, and see if you also are willing to Follow Jesus!
Serving God is FOLLOWING JESUS.
Loving God is FOLLOWING JESUS.
Trusting God is FOLLOWING JESUS.
Obeying God is FOLLOWING JESUS.
Worshiping God is FOLLOWING JESUS.
I ask you, are you FOLLOWING JESUS?
- Following Jesus is the description Jesus gave of His call to Salvation:
Mark 8:34 "When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me." (Also cited in Matthew 16:24; Luke 9:23)
John 10:27-29 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me."28 "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.29 "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand."
- Following Jesus is the description Jesus gave of the road to Eternal Life
Mark 10:17, 21 "Now as He was going out on the road, one came running, knelt before Him, and asked Him, "Good Teacher, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" 21 Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, "One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me."
- Following Jesus is the description Paul gave to describe his own salvation and Christian Life
Philippians 3:12 "Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus." (KJV)
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