HE SAID, “FOLLOW ME’

2013 08 23 IPHONE 003An Arctic explorer advertisement from 1913: “Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in case of success” — and more than 5,000 men applied for the 26 job openings!

Jesus came to earth. Called men to follow Him. He promised them arrest, floggings, betrayal, persecution, and death (Matthew 10). Then He told them He was sending them out as sheep among wolves. He never begged them to follow Him. He simply and clearly said, “Follow me” and kept going.

Maybe we should go back to this method. We could call it the “Jesus Approach”. Instead of pleading and waiting for a man or woman to make their decision to be saved . . . we just make it plain and simple, “Do you have what it takes to follow Jesus?” “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head” (Luke 9:58). Jesus challenged men to be followers to the end. Living the Christian life is not for cowards! From: Crawford’s Clipboard

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