Even Jesus had three closest friends (armour bearers) in Peter, James and John who walked most closely with Him in both the best and worst of times. This is why we’re passionate about everybody in the Zeo family being part of a small huddle of friends who do life and faith together. Three to four people who connect regularly to encourage, strengthen, challenge and commit to journey together.
You’ll never find the words ‘And Jesus ran…” in the Bible. Jesus walks with us. Sometimes He talks. Sometimes He listens. Sometimes He enjoys being with us with no words spoken – like hanging out with the best of friends that you don’t need to perform for.
Here’s a question to chew over? When did Jesus’ first followers become ‘Christians’?I’m talking about folks like Peter, James, John, Matthew, Mary, Martha, and many others whose stories are told in the Gospel accounts. Just think about it for a second!
Jesus didn’t go through Samaria because it was His only option. He went to Samaria because he really wanted to go. He knew an encounter was about to happen that would change, not just the life of this woman, but a whole village.
Anytime we come to grapple with the Bible we want to challenge ourselves to own these two key questions. Questions that force us to move beyond being a fan, to becoming a follower of Jesus.
Responding to the call of Jesus to follow him. A message on Remembrance Day encouraging us to be soldiers for Jesus.