As we prepare for Christmas, we are once again reminded that Jesus was born with a mission in mind. His life purpose was to live a sin-free close obedient relationship with His Father, to eventually die on our behalf and to model what the Kingdom of Heaven lived on earth can look like. 

This was not all! With great intentionality, Jesus CALLED disciples and gave them a CHOICE whether or not to follow Him. There was a full COST to following and the end-goal of the Master teacher was CHRIST formed in their lives by the Spirit. After His death and resurrection, Jesus once again visited His followers for 40 more days of teaching and love by example. He concluded His time with His closed friends and Disciples by giving them a COMMISSION to follow. It still applies to you and I today if we consider ourselves His followers.