Luke 6:13-16 NIV 2011
When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated as apostles: Simon (whom he named Peter) his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon who was called the Zealot, Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
Jesus answered the Pharisee’s question about the Sabbath but were not happy. Luke 6:11, “But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law were furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jeuss.” He called 12 of his disciples to be His apostles. They followed Him as He preached about what was ahead. He spoke of loving their enemies, judging others, bearing fruit for the Lord, and being wise not foolish builders. The Lord calls those who are willing to die to self and serve Him.
Pastor Dave preached today on Luke 1:26-35: with Jesus there is hope. I believe that is exactly what Jesus gave the apostles when he called them to serve. They carried the Light of Jesus when He was gone. That is what each of us are called to do daily; share His Light with this lost and dying world. When we are born again, we have favor with God. It is then that the Holy Spirit indwells us. We’re empowered to share Jesus by dying to self and serving Him.
How will we shine His Light today?
Serving Him together,