JESUS THE LEADER. IN THE PICTURE. Part of our responsibility as followers of Jesus is to use our influence to lead others to follow Jesus. We do this in different ways, according to our spiritual gifts. Some of us may be administrators, many of us are parents, teachers and so on.
“ as Jesus was walking by the sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. Come follow me Jesus said and I will make you fishers of men. At once they left their nets and followed Him.” Matt 4:18-20 (NIV)
“going on from there he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets , Jesus called them and Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.” Matt 4:21
“ to be a follower requires a leader who knows and shows the way.” ( Christ’s way of reaching people,pg 96, by Philip.G. Samaan)
NB: These were His source of strength. Where and who is your source of strength?
“ Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, healing every disease and sickness. When He saw the crowds He had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.”
When Jesus knew He had but twelve hours left to live, He didn’t start big campaigns, He didn’t try to change laws, He didn’t even do any more public ministry