MARK & LUKE
|It's Saturday, and tomorrow is Sunday!! I'm so looking forward to Sunday! I know that God has a great day in store for us. Here is what I was looking at in Mark and Luke. The Gospels are always a blessing. |
1) ABBA, FATHER- In Mark 14:36, Jesus gives us this phrase. He is praying to His Father and what a great phrase it is. It is the same relationship that the salvation provided us by Jesus affords us. The phrase means: Papa God. God is our Heavenly Papa. What a joy to go to God with such a close relationship. Not because we are worthy, but because He is. What a great time we can have in His presence. Last night, we had an hour of prayer at church. We do this once a month at least, and what a joy it is to spend the time with God. It goes by so fast now. What a blessing to talk to Papa God.
2) WHAT FRUITS? In Luke 3, John the Baptist is preaching and in verse 8 he says: "Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance...". What an amazing phrase. God is looking for fruit that comes as a results of repentance. In verse 10, the people ask John: "What shall we do then?" and in verse 11, he gives them what to do. In verse 12, the Publicans ask John: "Master, what shall we do?" and in verse 13, he gives them the answer. Then in verse 14, the soldiers ask John: "What shall we do?" and in the same verse, John gives them the answer. Now they asked, and John answered. What life changes would God like to see in us? Not for Salvation, but because we are His Children. It would do us all well to look up what John told them and to apply it to ourselves. Better yet, here are the answers: Luke 3:11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.; Luke 3:13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you. ; Luke 3:14 ... And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
Have a great day today, and be in church on Sunday! God bless your home! Pastor Mike Mutchler