Mark 3:15-16 Jesus went up on a mountainside. He called for certain people to come to him, and they came. 14He appointed 12 of them and called them apostles. From that time on they would be with him. He would also send them out to preach. 15 They would have authority to drive out demons. 16 So Jesus appointed the Twelve.
The Person who calls you is important! Jesus called his disciples two thousand years ago, and he calls his disciples still. Growing churches are clear on their call, mission, and history. They understand that in order to get where you are going you need to know where you come from. A sense of call is especially important during difficult times, because sometimes all you have is your call. When there is no visible manifestation of success, your call will sustain you. It will sustain you through:
The Purpose why He called you is important. Notice the three things that the disciples were able to do, after their call.
*Cast out demons
1. Choose the important over the urgent.
2. Choose the best over the good.
3. Choose the permanent over the temporary
The Personality of those he called with you is important. A close look at the personality of the disciples reveals anything else but uniformity. They were different, and that was a good thing. Different backgrounds. Different social status. Different politics. Different jobs. Blue collar and white collar. A Hebrew revolutionary and a roman sympathizer. One that had a questioning mind , one that spoke too soon, and one that hardly spoke. Some that were more interested in position than preaching, and one was constantly taking a piece of the pie for himself. What message was Jesus trying to send us through the picking of the disciples? A simple one. If Jesus was able to transform and use them, he can do the same with me. Evangelism was their common denominator.