I am working on Chapter 10 of Matthew so I am ready when the class finishes Chapter 9. It takes work to stay ahead of them and they have been studying very hard. They are like the disciples; they have tried to understand the beatitudes, discussed how you do things like not worry and are amazed at the healing and ministry of Jesus.
We are almost ready for Chapter 10. The disciples are ready for graduation.
SCRIPTURE: MATTHEW 10:1
He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.
Okay, so it doesn’t say they received a diploma but it is the same thing. They have been following Jesus. Learning from Jesus. And now? He called his twelve. Can you say double WOW? Just imagine being the disciples. Jesus calls you.
Jesus said, “Simon and Andrew, (Can you picture the love in Jesus’ eyes?) come to me. James and John, come. Philip and Bartholomew, come. Thomas and Matthew, come. James and Thaddaeus, come. Simon and Judas Iscariot, come.”
Matthew 10:5 -- These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions:
That is when they graduated. Yes, they would continue to learn from Jesus, but Jesus was giving them their diploma. They were ready to become workers. They were ready to go out and harvest souls for Jesus.
Have you graduated in your faith?
Are you ready to harvest souls for Jesus? If you are, then pray: Jesus, Call my name. Amen