Follow Me (3)

We have seen that to follow Jesus is to adhere to His words. But that is not all. Disciples of Christ will also follow in His ways. Like Him, they will walk the path of: Testimony to God’s truth: “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues” (Matthew 4:23). Meeting people’s physical needs: “Jesus went about … healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people” (Matthew 4:23). Living a simple life: “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head” (Matthew 8:20). Gentleness and humility: "Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart” (Matthew 11:29). Rejection: “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house” (Matthew 13:57). Sacrificial service: “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28). Self-denial: “And he who does not take his cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me” (Matthew 10:38). Suffering for the sake of the Gospel: “A disciple is not above his teacher nor a servant above his master” (Matthew 10:24). Everlasting life: “He who loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 10:39). “Blessed are you when they revile you and persecute you… Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven”(Matthew 5:12).