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07/14/2015

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Who Ya Gonna Call?


""From this time on many of His disciples turned back and no longer followed Him. 'You do not want to leave too, do you?' Jesus asked the twelve. Simon Peter answered Him, 'Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe that You are the Holy One of God'" (Jn.6:66-69).

If you're a Ghostbusters fan, you will recognize my title today. Jesus had just fed the 5,000, but then taught some lessons that many of His disciples deemed to be hard. "On hearing it, many of His disciples said, 'This is hard teaching. Who can accept it?'" (V 60) It was so difficult to them that many of the folks that were following Jesus deserted Him. This eventually prompted the question that Jesus asked to twelve... "You do not want to leave Me too, do you?" There were certainly some ulterior motives that prompted people to leave. Many followed Him for material gain, political preference, to be healed, to be fed, or maybe just out of curiosity...After all, no one could do the things that Jesus could do... When many learned that the true purpose for His coming was spiritual and not physical, ("My kingdom is not of this world" (Jn.18:36)) many turned back. Jesus did not want any "forced followers." As God, He believed in the free choice of man... It was all about real strength... Quality over quantity... Jesus stressed proper motives for people to desire to follow Him. Peter, for all his foibles and mistakes hit this one right on the money... Hopefully, he answered the question not only for the twelve disciples, but for us also... "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We believe that You are the Holy One of God..." Over the next few days, lets look at some of the reasons that people don't accept Jesus, so that we will not fall prey to the same fate. For now, when it comes to the words of eternal life, "Who Ya Gonna Call?"

have a great day... Do good and give God the credit..... Love mark Phil.4:11

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