They got in the Boat

April 8, 2015

Mark 4:35 "As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's cross to the other side of the lake.""

At the end of the forth chapter of Mark, the disciples are all in a boat, headed to the other side of a lake. Jesus and "the disciples". Often we put these 12 men who followed Jesus, together as one thing, instead of thinking about them as 12 different parts. In this boat we see people from different walks of life, different temperaments and I'm sure different opinions. But, Christ brought them together as a team, to begin a new Church. Something I've realized is, they didn't get to choose who was in the boat with them that night. Before they became "the disciples" they had no idea they would join these people and together they would change the world. They were probably different in some ways and similar in others, but they had Jesus in common, Jesus united them, and led them in their mission.

The disciples weren't invited to join Jesus because of their fame, talent or even skill in spreading the Gospel. They were brought together, as a team, to accomplish great things. The best thing each of the disciples decided to do, was join the team, get in the boat. They followed Jesus, let him change their life and changed the world.

This speaks to me as I think about us as the Core of The Table right now: coming from all over, to be here at this point in time, developing deep relationships, following God, watching for his lead and praying for great things! 

Ephesians 3:20  "Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think."  

This week, please join me in praying for our journey as The Table. God is doing great things, lets draw near to him to be able to hear and follow His lead.

  • For the future of this church.
  • Additional plant team members.
  • Guidance from God for each person to have a part in this ministry.
  • Financial provision and ability to bless others.
  • Each other
  • Wisdom for Jon and the leadership
Looking forward to seeing you Saturday!

Amanda Simmonds 

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