by Duane Bemis

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Follow Jesus (2 of 3)
Duane Bemis
Mark 2:13-17

Let us begin in a word of prayer. Are you ready? Do you have your Bible next to your cup of coffee? As for me, I sit in His presence with a cup of tea and I like cream and sugar in it if it is hot tea. If it is ice tea, I like sweet tea best. Are you ready?
"Father, arise and come and meet with us in the words of this sermon. The words must glorify You and You alone. Come and demonstrate Your power, Your love, and Your enlightenment. Arise O Lord and come and inhabit the praises of my heart. If You are not in these words then I do not want to write. Only if You are the true Author and Finisher of my faith will I go forth. Yes, Lord I will ride with You through the inspiration of each and every word. Father, speak to Your children and give us direction, hope, and courage to continue. Amen."
Open your Bible to the Gospel of Mark. We are still in Chapter Two:
Verse 13
Then He went out again by the sea; and all the multitude came to Him, and He taught them.
Jesus was a teacher of truth. Jesus was a teacher of God's true heart. Jesus made sure that those who followed Him had sound understanding. And our hearts should say, "Oh yes Lord, come and teach me right now. I do not want to hear from man but You who are my truth, my way, and the only way to the Father of Light. Come and shed Your Light on these verses. Yes, come and be my teacher. Amen."
As His disciple, one who is following Jesus, we should all do as Jesus did. In this scripture we see Jesus teaching, so you can teach. We see Him teaching outside the boundaries of church; so we too can teach outside the normal realm of church.
What should we teach? What Jesus said or what the Bible teaches. Always teach God's inspired word. Do not give them what you think but what God's Word says.
Verse 14
As He passed by, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, "Follow Me." So he arose and followed Him.
Jesus saw the heart of ...

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