February 22, 2020: SOAP #3733:   Numbers 10-11; Psalm 27; Mark 1   Scripture: Mark (NIV) 1:16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17   “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” […]

February 22, 2020: SOAP #3733:   Numbers 10-11; Psalm 27; Mark 1  

Scripture: Mark (NIV) 1:16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17   “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.

Observation:  FollowingJesus always involves choices and sacrifices. Simon and his brother Andrew left their nets.  They left their means of living. 

James and his brother John left their father, his boat, and his hired men.  They left their father's dreams for theirfuture.  They left the business they wouldinherit. 

What we are willing to leave behind shows the value we place on Jesus. 

Application:   Peoplewho have left a lot for Jesus, usually do not see it as much in comparison towhat Jesus left for us.  People who haveleft a life of comfort for Jesus, usually count it more of a privilege than asacrifice.    

Prayer:  'Lord, you are more precious than silver; Lord,you are more costly than gold; Lord, you are more beautiful than diamondsandnothing I desire compares with you.' Holy Spirit, help me live it, not justsing it.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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