Matthew 4:12-23 or 4:12-17
From the very beginning Jesus clearly stated that His call to us to follow Him and His appeal to us to transform our lives are inseparable. To follow Jesus is to change your life, necessarily. You cannot be the person He wants you to be apart from Him. To be a follower of Jesus you must let go of everything you have crowded in at the center of your life that is not God-centered. “Reform your lives!” are the first three words Jesus speaks as He begins His public ministry. This is not a once-in-a-lifetime transformation Jesus is calling for. It is an ongoing, continuing change, a process of growth and development that stretches out over your entire life.…
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