Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 07/13/14

This week’s scripture is from Mark:

Lords prayer -- Tissot“…and His disciples followed Him.”   (Mark 6:1b)

Jesus said a disciple is not above his teacher, but is to follow and be like his teacher. If He is loving, then be loving. If He calls for repentance, then call for repentance. What the teacher taught, the disciple is to teach. What the teacher did, the disciple is to do.

Likewise, as the teacher was treated, so the disciple should expect to be treated. If people rejected the teacher’s message, they will reject the disciple’s too. Teach it anyway. If the teacher was persecuted for standing for the truth, the disciple will be persecuted also. Stand for the truth anyway. To follow Him calls for obedience; to be obedient is to join in His suffering, but it also means to join in His joy. Take joy in Him who has called you to follow Him.

May the Lord bless you as you faithfully follow Him.

 

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