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Portraits of Jesus • The Common Focus • “Follow me” John 21:18-23
“Follow Me” – the focus of Peter We lose our focus REMEMBER “I tell you the truth” “Follow Me” “Keep on following me” “You must follow me.”
“Follow Me” – the message of the Bible Seek But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. Deut 4:29 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
“Follow Me” – the message of the Bible Wait But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always - Hosea 2:6 Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; - Isaiah 40:31 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. – Ps. 27:15
“Follow Me” – the message of the Bible Obey Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Ex. 19:5 Learn Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands - Ps. 119:73
“Follow Me” – the message of the Bible Know …he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children Ps. 78:5,6 Walk Teach them his decrees and instructions, and show them the way they are to live (walk) and how they are to behave. Exodus 18:20
“Follow Me” – the message of the Bible Obey If you love me, keep (obey)my commands. - John 14:15 Learn Take my yoke upon you andlearnfrom me… Matthew 11:29
“Follow Me” – the message of the Bible Know “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he… John 8:28 Seek Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness – Matthew 6:33
“Follow Me” – the message of the Bible Walk Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light,before darkness overtakes you.Whoever walks in the darkdoes not know where they are going.
“Follow Me” – the focus to me How? • 1st -Deal honestly with this question – “Am I a follower of Christ?” • 2nd -Are you changing the • way you think? • 3rd –Are you active in • putting off and putting on?
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Eph. 5:1,2