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Session 3

Do you want to be closer to Jesus?

Read: Mark 1:14-20

We’ve all been stuck behind the car that doesn’t move when the stoplight turns green. We beep at them and yell at them (as if they can hear us) as we wait for the driver to realize the light has changed. Frustration grows because we don’t want to miss our opportunity and arrive late to our destination.

It is interesting how hurried we are in most areas of life, but how slow we can be to respond to God’s call on our lives. When Jesus called the disciples to come and follow him, they left what they were doing at once. He called them right in the middle of their workday. The Bible says they were fishing and preparing their nets. It was not the most convenient time from their viewpoint. However, it was the perfect time from God’s eternal perspective.

These men who would become Jesus’ disciples were dirty and smelly after a day of fishing. But Jesus didn’t wait for them to get cleaned up for the journey ahead. He called them in the middle of their mess. These men followed Him immediately and wholeheartedly. Their lives were forever changed as a result. 

Today, Jesus is calling us to follow Him, and we are to move in the same way the disciples did — at once. There is no mess, circumstance, situation, or commitment Jesus can’t handle.

Are you moving toward Jesus? There's no time to start like now. 

Reflect:

  • Is there any area of your life you feel is holding you back from fully following Jesus?  
  • How might you do a better job of looking for Jesus throughout your day?

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Why baptism matters for you

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3

Do you want to be closer to Jesus?

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Do you see Jesus as a healer?

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Why does time with Jesus matter?

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What does faith look like?

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You don’t have to clean up first

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What is the Sabbath and why does it matter?

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How to do life with others like Jesus did

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Is your top commitment to Jesus?

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Are you growing good soil?

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Your story is powerful and important

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How to combat fear with faith

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How has Jesus changed your whole life?

How has Jesus changed your whole life?

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Why your faith is important

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How to believe even when it’s hard to see

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What to do when you face an impossible task

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Don’t let distraction stop you from seeing the miracle

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Life with Jesus is more than a list of rules

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Are your beliefs based on experience?

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21

When it’s time to stop asking for a sign

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Sometimes, saying no is the best yes

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What happens when you go to God in prayer

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Who do you lean on the most?

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How to know what you really value

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Tired of not getting your way?

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You have a brand, but do you know what it is?

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It’s OK to want to be blessed

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Why communion is a powerful symbol of our faith

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When you are weak, Jesus makes you strong

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Are you scared of sharing your faith?

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Does fear drive you to deny Jesus?

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You don’t have to make everyone happy

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You are not alone in your suffering

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