Bearing Fruit

RE Verse reading–Mark 2: 13-17 (day seven)
“He said to him, ‘Follow me!’  And he got up and followed Him.  And. . .many tax collectors and sinners were dining with Jesus and His disciples; for there were many of them, and they were following Him.”  (vs 14-15)  When Jesus called Levi to follow, it set off a chain reaction.  Soon Levi’s friends (many!)  were introduced to Christ and they followed Him too.  Every believer has this same power and potential for service.  In Matthew 13, Jesus speaks of the man who “bears fruit. . .some a hundred times more, some sixty and some thirty.”  (vs 23)  Levis’ story reminds us that people are the fruit that Christ values most.  The old saying goes, “Anyone can count the number of seeds in an apple, but no one can count the number of apples in a seed”.  Every converted soul has this same amazing opportunity.  When we follow Christ, we should influence others to do the same.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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