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Radical Jesus

One of the benefits of being a disciple is that obedience brings peace. If I’m not at peace, I need to find out where I am missing out on doing the will of God. Jesus has promised His peace to me. Now that is stunning news.

I am to be a disciple. That is the goal that Jesus has for me. Making disciples is important because it is the Master’s chosen method of spreading the Good News of salvation through Jesus the Messiah. During His public ministry, Jesus spent more than three years making disciples — teaching and training His chosen ones.

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. ~Jesus | John 14:27

Jesus gave them many convincing proofs that He was the Son of God, the promised Messiah; they believed on Him, though imperfectly. He spoke to the crowds, but often He drew the disciples aside privately to teach them the meaning of His parables and miracles. He sent them out on ministry assignments.

Jesus also taught them that soon He would be returning to His Father following His death and resurrection. Though they could not comprehend it, He made the disciples this astonishing promise:

“I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father” (John 14:12).

Jesus also promised to send His Spirit to be with them forever. Jesus did and He sends it to us today. Now that is some good news!