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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mark 3: 13-19

Mark 3: 13-19 13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. 14 He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach 15 and to have authority to drive out demons. 16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter), 17 James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means “sons of thunder”), 18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot 19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

Verse 13 says that Jesus called the ones He wanted! Even though they were so very ordinary! We see often in the Bible that they had doubts, they lacked faith, they ran when He was betrayed and they were afraid.

Just like us.

But Jesus can take these early vessels and change them! In Acts they became bold.

Acts 4:13 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.

They could tell these men had been with Jesus. WE can tell who spends a lot of time with Jesus!

Luke 6:40 says that once we have been fully trained we fill be like Jesus. We need to draw close to Him. Let Him train us! Let Him fill whatever we lack.

1 Peter 2:21 says that Christ is the example. We follow in His footsteps. The way He did things is the way we do things!

There’s a popular Christian song out now which says, “Where You go I will go, who You love I will love, how You serve I will serve.”

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2 Comments:

At 4:16 AM, Blogger Christian R. Herring said...

These are great lessons that you've shared and I look forward to reading more. You said in this post that we can tell who has been with Jesus. The really convicting reverse question is, can people tell I've been with Jesus? I pray they can.
Godspeed

 
At 5:27 AM, Blogger Nancy said...

Christian,

I love your name!
Thank you for your comment - I would love people to say that about me too - that they can tell I've been with Jesus!

Have a blessed day!
Nancy

 

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