We think we choose to be Christians, and to some extent that is true. It is true to the extent we accept Jesus’ call to be one of His disciples.
Do you recall how good it felt when you were chosen to be on a team? It makes one feel special to be preferred over another.
During the time of Jesus rabbis‘ were well known in their community. Each rabbi had a following of students. Jesus was developing as a “superstar” rabbi. He was unlike the others. He did things differently. He often confronted the accepted thinking of other rabbis and Pharisees. The younger men had great respect for Jesus, the rabbi. To be selected by Jesus would be a great honor because most rabbis would usually select only the cream of the crop in the community as…
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