Find Mark and bring him with you.

by | Apr 21, 2021

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Find Mark and bring him with you.
“since Demas deserted me and has left to go to Thessalonica, for he loves his own life. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus has gone to Dalmatia. That leaves only Luke with me, so find Mark and bring him with you, for he is a tremendous help for me in my ministry. I have also dispatched Tychicus to Ephesus to minister there.”
2 Timothy 4: 10-12(TPT)

Who is your own Mark?

Can you still find him or her?
Are you kidding me?
Look for Mark again after all what he did and our disagreements?
Yes, Paul followed our Lord and Savior’s example in relationships.
Should I also say in discipleship?
Once upon a time, Paul had issues with Mark.
“Barnabas wished to take Mark (also known as John) along with them, but Paul disagreed. He didn’t think it was proper to take the one who had deserted them in south-central Turkey, leaving them to do their missionary work without him. It became a heated argument between them, a disagreement so sharp that they parted from each other. Barnabas took Mark and sailed to Cyprus.” Acts 15:37-39(TPT)
Mark once had severe challenges with his walk with God.
It was apparent to Barnabas and Paul, possibly other disciples.
Especially at those “prayer meetings.”
Where brethren prayed for backsliders.

Mark was a work in progress.

As Jesus saw what God had purposed to use Peter for, HE forgave him.
Barnabas did not abadon him.
Paul saw what God had purposed in Mark too.
Don’t abandon those brethren you know that started well in the faith.
Don’t give up on them.
Jesus told Peter that Satan had desired to get him down, but HE prayed for him.
Are you praying for those who seem to have issues that you know?
Don’t spread the news of their challenges
Pray and intercede for them.
God is still at work in them.

Mark was once unprofitable to Paul.

However, a time came when God restored him.
Paul was there and obedient to receive him.
He could then say:
Find Mark and bring him with you.
Don’t write anybody off.
Go find your own Mark.

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