MATTHEW 5:1_his disciples came unto him:
I really love once Jesus was ready, on His mark, and set, His disciples came to Him.
In preparation to begin life’s work, there was one more thing Jesus had done—called disciples. Jesus had many followers. He called twelve specifically. These twelve were set apart from the large number of disciples who chose to follow Jesus.
The Twelve were chosen to be Jesus’ close champions, to be deeply instructed in the truth. To reach the mark, they followed Jesus. To reach the set, Jesus taught them. At His ascension into heaven Jesus gave eleven their go: “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15. (KJV)
Jesus’ truths accomplish two things: how to love, and how to live free. Love and freedom are inseparable. As with yoked animals, one cannot function properly without the other. Love and freedom are the strength of this powerful sermon you will study for a year. You may reach some high hurdles. They appear overwhelming. They are. Love and freedom give needed strength. Don’t quit!
Holy Savior, I am a disciple You have called. I need Your truth. Please teach me. In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.
Christ is love and freedom—He gives them to me!