LUKE & JOHN
|Another beautiful, hot day in Oregon. What a blessing! I'm taking the staff golfing this morning and it will be a great time. We are having our interns leave for the summer and they have been a real blessing to me and our church. Here is a thought or two:|
WHOLE- Luke 17:19 says: "Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole." Verse 17 said: "Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?" So we see that ten were healed.... but one was whole. A year or two ago, I preached a message: Are you Healed, or Are you Whole? We all are healed of sin by trusting Christ as our Savior, but we are Whole as we are thankful and desire to live for Jesus Christ alone. Let us be Whole, and not just Healed.
HOUSE AND HOUSE- In John 2:16, Jesus said: "Take these things hence; make not my Father's house, an house of merchandise." And in John 14:2 Jesus says: "In my Father's house are many mansions:..." In each case, Jesus refers to His Father's house, but they are different.... and yet the same! Both are "His Father's house"; but, one is the church, and one is Heaven. Both are loved of His Father, and both are where we will find His Father dwelling. The Church is God's House and Heaven is God's House. Strange, how some people want to go to Heaven, but don't want to go to Church! BOTH are God's HOUSE!!! We need to fall in love with BOTH of God's Houses!!
Well, just two thoughts for today. Have a blessed day!!
Pastor Mike Mutchler