The disciples could not have fully understood what they were getting into when they responded to Jesus' call to follow him and learn from him. Whatever expectations or doubts, whatever curiosity, excitement, or uncertainty they felt, nothing could have prepared them for what lay ahead. Everything about Jesus—His teaching, compassion, and wisdom; His life, death, and resurrection; His power, authority, and calling—would shape every aspect of the rest of their lives.
In only a few years, these simple men were standing before some of the most powerful rulers on earth and being accused of “turn[ing] the world upside down” (Acts 17:6). What began as simple obedience to the call of Jesus ended up changing their lives, and ultimately, the world.
Church family... over the next couple of months in our Hope Community gatherings we will explore further what it means to be a disciple of Jesus as a part of Hope Church. Be committed to gather as we follow Jesus and learn the way of Christ together.
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