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They Immediately Left

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Announcements Forums Sacrament – January 10th, 2016 They Immediately Left

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    Matt 4:20, 22
    20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
    22     And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

    These verses point to the immediacy demonstrated by the disciples to follow Christ. How would I have responded, and how do I respond now to the same Christ calling today? When facing a challenge and the voice of Truth comes, do I leave the doubts, human opinions, materia medica beliefs and stay comforted by the Truths of the Christ’s message which comes to all in time of need? These lessons should help us to make CS more practical!


    I was pondering this same thought morning as well. What had to be the state of mind for men to “straightway” and “immediately” leave the only livelihoods they’ve known ,their families and homes to follow Jesus without a thought of self? I was asking myself, “Would I, could I do it?-Would I be worthy to be called and if not – why not? Fear would most likely be my deterrent which is a clear indication that I’ve got a way’s to go to not be so “of” this world. Mary Baker Eddy was called and it was never an easy path but she persisted.


    Thank you for these posts. They helped me think more about what it means to follow. From the definitions of the word “follow” I realized we are always following something, even if we think we are sitting idly by. Hence the importance of watching thought as we are continually reminded here at Plainfield. The words obey, imitate and yield in the definition really surprised me. Thank you for this lesson this week.

    Strong’s Concordance
    1811 eksakolouthéō (“follow”) – properly, completely follow (literally, “wholly out from”), i.e. closely imitating (emulating) someone as a model or leader.

    Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance

    From ek and akoloutheo; to imitate, obey, yield to — follow.

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