The Call of the KingNovember 14, 2021
King and Kingdom
#2 – The Kings’s Call
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness
This Kingdom reality is paramount to our living as effective and functioning disciples of Jesus.
Mark 1:14–20 (ESV)
14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
16 Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” 18 And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19 And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20 And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.
Kingdom Principle: Jesus Calls – People Follow
- Jesus choses disciples not for who they are, but for what He can do through them as they seek the Kingdom of God.
When Jesus calls us to follow Him, He is the subject of the call.
- Jesus calls us to Himself
- Leaving everything is always the minimum requirement for disciples to follow Jesus.
- The call to follow Jesus will always be a call to leave anything behind that competes with our allegiance to Jesus, believing that obedience to the King will always be better.
When Jesus calls us to follow Him, it will be to serve as Kingdom Disciples
When Jesus calls us to follow Him, it is a call to a fellowship of believers.