Follow Me – Week 1: The Call

The Call to Follow

Follow Me.  This is the call of Jesus – to follow Him.  We see this calling first to Peter and his brother Andrew in Matthew 4:

17 From then on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”

18 As He was walking along the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, since they were fishermen. 19 “Follow Me,” He told them, “and I will make you fish for people!” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.

These disciples left their lives as they knew it to follow Jesus.

In bridging the gap between the days of Peter and Andrew to us, David Platt questions our understanding of the call of Jesus on us: “Two thousand years later, I wonder how far we have wandered from this path.  Somewhere along the way, amid varying cultural tides and popular church trends, it seems that we have minimized Jesus’ summons to total abandonment.”1 …continue reading

Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live.

Follow Me: A Call to Die.  A Call to Live. is a DVD driven study that we will be going through over the next couple of months in 242.  It’s based on the New York Times bestselling book (of the same name) written by David Platt, the former lead pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, and the current president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board. …continue reading