Follow Jesus For Who He Is

Then Jesus asked them, "Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?" But they remained silent. -Mark 3:4)
True followers of Jesus will recognize Jesus for who He is, and not only for what He can do for them.

Faithful to God's Work

 Jesus replied, "Let us go somewhere else - to the nearby villages - so I can preach there also. That is why I have come." -Mark 1:38
Jesus did not let His popularity with the people change His priorities. He remained faithful to what God had sent Him to do. We must obey what God asks us to do so that His plans can be fulfilled.

Mark 1:35-45 (see also Luke 4:42-43; Matthew 8:2-4; Luke 5:12-14) reveals to us Jesus' purpose for coming to earth. He came to preach the good news of the Kingdom of God.
Jesus had just spent the previous evening healing many people. Early, that morning, Jesus arose and went of by Himself to pray. “It is no surprise that Jesus had such authority and power when His prayer life was so disciplined.”[1] The source of Jesus’ strength was His relationship with God the Father.[2]
Simon and Andrew, James, John and maybe Philip and Nathanael[3] went looking for Jesus to tell Him that everyone was looking for Him. They may have thought Jesus would be pleased a…