Posts by Lon Solomon
“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me…” (John 17:20-23 NASB)
In verse 23, the Lord Jesus prays “…that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me…” Those who are unsaved will react to our message by what they hear us say and, more importantly, do. It is imperative that we show unity and love as Christians, if that is what we want to show others…
And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” (Matthew 4:19 NASB)
As the Lord Jesus was looking for His disciples, He looked for men with a willingness to serve Him, and ultimately spread the good news of His message of salvation. He selected Peter and Andrew as they were working — as fishermen. Jesus didn’t select those with the highest education, those who learned from the famous Rabbis, or those who worked at the synagogue, but instead called them from normal professions or jobs.
The Lord Jesus continues to do that today. He isn’t calling disciples just from those who graduate from great universities, those who go to seminary and those who work at…