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AND YOU SHALL BE MY DISCIPLES – Lesson #2
- Follow Me
“And he said unto them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men’” (Matthew 4:19).
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
“Follow Me”, is an imperative statement, a command (not a request). It conveys a sense of urgency, as saying “Now!”. Finally, the idea is to draw near, as looking over Jesus’ shoulder, watching, learning, preparing to imitate Him. You are to be seen with Him and identified as having been with Him.
A disciple of Jesus – A Christian – is identified as having been with Jesus.
He called Peter and Andrew and said, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Peter and Andrew understood this was an invitation to a close, personal and lasting relationship. This was not a casual encounter. This is the Call of God for all to follow Him, and a being yoked with Him is the perfect illustration to describe this new relationship with Jesus.
YOU ARE “THE CALLED” OF JESUS CHRIST
Being yoked with Jesus is freedom from what binds you, what ails you, what plagues you. Know that Jesus is gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. His yoke is easy, and His burden is light. His yoke is a yoke of freedom!
When people see you, are they amazed, and recognize you as having been with Jesus?
Now, it is your turn:
HOW CAN YOU DO IT? _________________________________
HOW CAN YOU TEACH IT? ______________________________
Your Brother and Friend,