The Call to Discipleship

Pray – (1/2 minute)

Read – (3 minutes) “ ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of men.’ At once they left their nets and followed him.” (Matthew 4:19-20)

Passage: Psalm 108:1-5

One of the most iconic symbols of the United States is the character of “Uncle Sam”. The name is based on Sam Wilson, a businessman in New York, who supplied American soldiers with meat during the War of 1812. Wilson stamped U.S. on the meat containers and the soldiers began saying it came from “Uncle Sam”. Over 100 years later, James Montgomery drew the famous character of Uncle Sam for enlistment posters during World War I. Through the years, thousands of men and women have answered the call to serve in the United States military. Whenever we recognize our veterans and active service members in our church, there is always a spontaneous applause of appreciation because they answered the call.

The desire to applaud those who answered the call is wired in us by God.  Jesus said that whenever someone answers the call and receives salvation, God Himself rejoices. (Luke 15:10) God also commends those who answer the call to discipleship and the desire of every believer ought to be to hear the Lord say, “Well done.” Answer His call and listen for the applause of heaven!

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