Following Jesus is a state of being followed by action.

“And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach and have authority to cast out demons.” – Mark 3:13-15

“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” – Psalm 46:10

“Jesus called out to them, ‘Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!’ And they left their nets and once and followed him.” – Mark 1:17

“’Follow me and be my disciple,’ Jesus said to him. So Levi got up and followed him.” – Mark 2:14

“Jesus used many similar stories and illustrations to teach the people as much as they could understand.” – Mark 4:33

Following Jesus is a state of being followed by action.

“What you do matters. Who you are matters more.” – Pete Scazzero

“Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit.” – John 15:5

“Words…love…obedience…joy…fruit,” – John 15:1-17

Our culture expects you to be ___.

Jesus calls us to be ___.

What does this teach us about God?

God saved us because He loves us.

God cares about who we are.

God cares about the state of our hearts.

God wants us to be a follower of Jesus.

Following Jesus is a state of being followed by action.

Following Jesus includes: “Words…love…obedience…joy…fruit,” – John 15:1-17

What should we do?

Choose to follow Jesus, receiving forgiveness and new life.

Spend time & energy to be still and know God.

Read the Bible and learn about God.

Talk with God. Listen to God.

Read the Bible and deeply consider who Jesus is and what Jesus is like.

Choose to follow Jesus by obeying His instructions.

Walk the journey with other Jesus followers.

Invite others to join you in following Jesus.