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PowerPoint - Oct. 8, 2008

Who are you following?

October 8, 2008

As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.

--Matthew 9:9

In our Scripture verse today, Jesus says, “Follow me.” The words were written in Matthew 9:9 as a command. Jesus didn’t ask Matthew to follow Him if he felt like it. No. Jesus said, “Follow me. Start today… and follow me for the rest of your life. Don’t ever stop following me.”

But what does that mean for your life today? Notice that the words follow me actually mean “to walk along side the road with me.” Jesus, the great God of the universe, told Matthew, a social outcast, to walk with Him!

And you know what? Jesus says the same thing to you today! The great God of the universe is saying to you, “Follow me.” Not “Walk way behind me,” but “Walk with me.” God wants to be your friend!

“But Pastor,” you say, “there are things in my past, things that God could never forgive me for. It’s too late for me.”

No it’s not. Jesus Christ is passing your way. And He’s calling your name and saying, “Follow me!” This is a great deal! You can leave your sin and your past and walk into a brand new life and a brand new future with the Lord.

Do you want to take Jesus up on His offer to follow Him today? If so, I want to invite you to say this prayer:

“Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner. My life is full of mistakes. But I also know that you died to take away all my sin and bad choices and give me a new start. I accept your offer today. I will walk with You!”

If you said this prayer, I want to welcome you into the family of God! Get ready for an incredible journey with Jesus Christ!


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