How will you respond?…

4:20 Matthew “At once they left their nets and followed him." (NIV)

‘Immediately.’ ‘At once.’ ‘Straightway.’ These are the action words used in various translations to describe the disciples reaction to the call of Jesus. They made a decision. They then took quick action. They followed Jesus. How about you? Are you taking action? Are you putting Jesus first in your daily priorities? Are you leaving behind the temporary in favor of the eternal? It is not too late. Start today. Start now… immediately follow Him!

Let’s all go fishing!…

4:19 Matthew “Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people." (NIV)

Jesus begins the process of choosing His disciples. He didn’t go to the temple to find the religious people… or the educated people… or the prosperous people. He began by calling fishermen… plain… ordinary… smelly fishermen. His call was simple. Follow Jesus to fish for people… to bring people into the kingdom of heaven…to help people who are hurting or lost. That was Jesus call then. That is still Jesus call to us today. Come and follow Him!

When God speaks…listen!

3:17 Matthew “And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.“ (NIV)

The voice of God is a powerful force. He spoke and the universe and all that is in it was formed. Awesome power!! He speaks of His love for Jesus. He speaks of how He is pleased with the life that Christ is living. Words of love and encouragement are very powerful. Those words are also powerful for us to say to our family and loved ones. Say them often. Say them publicly. Say them with great love!

Follow the star to find His Word

2:10 Matthew “When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.” (NIV)

Our new series starts in Matthew. Some verses will be familiar. We want to make them unforgettable. We want them to be a part of you. We want you to carry them with you wherever you go. We want you to seek Jesus just as the Wisemen did. They followed a star. We have the benefit of following His Word. From the light of the star they found Jesus. From His Word, we can also find Jesus. Keep His Word close at hand…top of mind…deep in your heart!

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