“Listen! A sower went out to sow.” Today we encounter Jesus as a preacher and teacher. In a list of roles and attributes you assign to Jesus, Does “Teacher” appear? Where on the list? For me, it’s pretty high.
Because as I was Growing up in the Mennonite church, I found my church pointing my faith toward Jesus’ earthly life. Some denominations may focus more on the cross, for example, some on Jesus’ birth, but I was taught to pay special attention to Jesus’ ministry and ethics. I learned that I was a disciple of Jesus, one of the ordinary people he called to follow him. I am supposed to be like Jesus, and so I can place myself in the Gospel story as one of those who followed him. What Jesus said to them, he says to us.
- Mark 4:1 - 34