Garibaldi Follow Me Analysis

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Follow Me! Psalm 30; John 21: 1-19 Introduction: Guiseppe Garibaldi was an Italian soldier who lived during the 1800’s. His father dreamed of his entering the priesthood, but Guiseppe had dreams of being a sailor, and the Navy was the way to do it. His leadership abilities caused him to rise quickly in the ranks, and in time, he amassed a powerful volunteer army. This army was also incredibly committed to the cause. Garibaldi appealed for volunteers in these words: “I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor provisions; I offer hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart and not with his lips only, follow me!” If you are an avid fan of Jesus, and loves to follow his life and ministry story,…show more content…
He wants us to listen to his instruction and teachings. Following the call of Jesus means putting our nets back into the sea even though we are tired and had no success, at first. Following the call of Jesus means being subjected to questioning, again and again, whether we really love God, more than anything else. Following the call of Jesus means the commissioning and re-commissioning of oneself for the task given and entrusted to us a part of His body. And to be more obedient and mindful of our relationship with God and with one another as we continually care, feed and nurture each other, in the ways of Jesus’ life and ministry. The resurrection story is a story of victory over selfishness and pride, over cowardice and denial, over fear and doubt. The power of resurrection is not offered to people who have accepted Jesus’ death, but have not accepted His new life. A certain writer, in his article said, “resurrection life is not just about having your sins forgiven. Our religion is not just sin management. Christ came to bring life. He came to make us alive with a passion and a joy for life. He came to bring a spring to your step, a smile on your face, and a hope in your heart. He came to bring us back to where we were when we fell; friendship and communication with God, a purpose in life, shamelessness, openness with others, excitement,
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