Wednesday, January 3, 2018

I Will Make You Fishers of Men

Yeshua and His ministry were gaining in recognition and popularity. After He cast out a demon from a man in a synagogue and followed that up with healing Simon Peter’s mother-in-law, crowds of people flocked to Him for deliverance and healing. Others followed Him to hear His words. He traveled throughout Galilee teaching in the synagogues. At the time of Yeshua, Rabbis would select disciples from among their followers who would, then, live with them and be taught intensely over a period of three years. They would have other students who would join them for short periods of time when they were able. Yeshua had not yet chosen disciples from among His many followers. Even Simon Peter, whom Yeshua stayed with while in Capernaum, continued in the family business of fishing. Who would Yeshua choose to be full time disciples from among the thousands who followed Him? What criteria would He use to choose His disciples? What cost would the disciples pay to follow Him?

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