LUKE & JOHN
|Today is Friday, and I am running a little later than normal. I have half a day of work at church and then my wife, Vicky and I will drive up to Mt. Ranier in Washington, to teach at a couple's retreat and then we will drive home Saturday. It will be a busy time, but one that I'm looking forward to. Let me get into a truth or two this morning:|
1) THE LORD HATH NEED- In Luke 19, we have this story of the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. He needed a colt to sit upon and travel down the streets of the city as the people cheered Him as the King, and praised the LORD. He sent His disciples to a village close by and said to them that they would see a colt tied up that no man had ever sat upon. He said to loose him and bring the colt to Him. If any man were to ask, "What are you doing with my colt?" Simple reply: "The Lord hath need of him." And... that is what happened. The owner comes out and says: "Why loose ye the colt?" "And they said, The Lord hath need of him." Now, wouldn't it be wonderful if that is all Jesus had to do in our lives is to point at something in our care (stuff) and say: "I need that." And then, wouldn't it be wonderful if we responded the same way as this total stranger did to the disciples. "Sure!" Wow! We are the followers of Jesus and we especially need to be so sensitive to His voice in our lives that when He speaks to our spirit we obey. That is the goal.... to be sensitive to the wishes of the Savior!
2) COMMISSION- Luke 24:47 says: "And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." This is one of the verses that give us the Great Commission. We are commissioned to go and share the good news of Jesus Christ. What a joy and privilege it is! Last night I prayed with five people. Two adults, two children, and one teenager. In each case, they were very happy to have trusted Christ as their Savior. They just needed someone to explained to them how to trust Christ as their Savior and how much Jesus loved them and wanted to save them. My joy was to tell them and lead them in prayer as they invited Jesus into their lives. I was doing the purpose for which we have been commissioned. Let's get to it!
This is all for today. Hey, sometimes people will say that they dropped me an email and I've never received it. It is probably because you sent it to an old email address. Check it out: I get mail from two addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org which forwards to... email@example.com (either one of these will get to me.) If you have sent something, please check again to see what address you sent it to. God bless!! Pastor Mutchler