Come, follow me (Matthew 4:18-25)

Marcus Nelson, 9th December 2018
Part of the Matthew series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Jesus did not at first seek disciples in a big city but by the Sea of Galilee. For the first disciples their call involved cost and risk but also offered great reward. Later hearers who did not follow went away sad. Our call involves cost and gives great reward just like theirs.

Tags: Calling, Discipleship

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Matthew 4:18–25 (Listen)

18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

23 And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. 24 So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and he healed them. 25 And great crowds followed him from Galilee and the Decapolis, and from Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.


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