What would you believe?

The nation of Israel, some 2000 years ago, was occupied by the Roman empire. The Israelites were expecting a deliverer, the messiah. In Israel, a man began his ministry when hewas 30 years old. John the Baptist, Jesus’s cousin, began preaching repentance for the remission of sin. He was baptizing people in the River Jordan. It was right before Yom Kippur. Andrew, Peter’s brother was a disciple of John the Baptist. When Jesus was baptized by John, Andrew saw and heard everything that was said. Andrew believed. He went home and told his family and friends. Jesus returned to Nazareth, preaching the gospel. He went to to Capernaum. Jesus walked by the seashore and called Peter, Andrew, James and John to follow Him. They left their family, friends and their business to follow Jesus. What would you do? Would you believe this young rabbi enough to leave all and follow Him?

Crain Blanchard.



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