Jesus commenced His season of public ministry with “One” clear objective.
At the pointy end of His mission he answers Pilot with:
For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. (John 18:37)
The cause was to establish His thrown and rule so that all who choose to live by and in His truth have authority and freedom to truly live. The biggest vision and most audacious plan ever launched. Yet it was outworked through individuals; mainly hardworking local business people who were getting on with their lives.
Jesus walked past a Lake in the busiest and most populated part of Palestine.
In the middle of the buzz and the action:
“He spoke to the one!”
He called individuals,
One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. 19 Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” 20 And they left their nets at once and followed him.(Matthew 4:18-20)
It was these called individuals who responded to the call and left what they had to follow. Following means leaving some things behind. It was these called ones who Jesus used to change the world. Let’s be “One who changes our world”.
Pre-service prayer is really important! Let’s make it happen.
Side room Hobart 9:30am, all in on the stage at 9:40am.
The valley at 3:45pm.
See you in Church!