Discipleship and Obedience

  Then He said to them all: if anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. Luke 9:23

The outline of a fish was used by the first century Christians to mark the paths of their places of worship. The letters of the Greek word, "fish," ICTHUS stand for Jesus Christ the Son of God. The fish has become a symbol for Christ.

Come, follow Me, Jesus said and I will make you fishers of men. At once they left their nets and followed Him. Mark 1:17-18

For all the ancient scriptures were written for our own instruction, in order that through the encouragement they give us we may maintain our hope with fortitude... All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work... For the Wrod of God is alive and active. It cuts more keenly than any two-edged Sword. Rom. 15:4, II Timothy 3:16-17, Heb. 4:12a Our guideline for obedience and discipleship is God's Holy Word. We need to have our Bibles, hearts and minds open to God's truth.
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