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How He loved them!

They were so slow to get it!

Yet Jesus “loved them to the end” (John 13:1).

What did He see in these disciples?

First, they were willing to leave all to follow Him (Matthew 19:27). Not everyone was.

Second, when others deserted, they stayed. “Lord, to whom shall we go? . . . . We have believed . . . that You are the Holy One of God” (John 6:68-69).

Third, they obeyed. When Jesus sent them out to preach, they went.

Fourth, they grew bold to the point they were glad to be “considered worthy to suffer shame for His name” (Acts 5:41).

Like them, let’s follow Him, stay with Him, obey Him, suffer for Him.

The key to their growth is the key to ours.

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