MARK & LUKE
|It is a beautiful Sunday morning! I love Sundays! I'm thrilled I get to preach God's Word this morning, and I'm so looking forward to it. I've prayed for a great day in the LORD and that is what I am expecting. I'm in Mark and Luke, and here are a few thoughts for today:|
1) WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH JESUS? All of us have to decide the answer to that question. Pilate asked in Mark 15:12 "What will ye then that I shall do unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews?" The people answered "Crucify him"; what is our answer? Our answer ought to be: Trust Him, Follow Him, Obey Him, and Commit to Him. Everyday we need to be answering the question of what will we do with Jesus today? Will you follow Him today? Let Him be our focus throughout the day.
2) THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT- In Luke 4, we see that Jesus was tempted by the Devil for 40 days and during that time, Jesus fasted. After the temptations were over, then it says in verse 14: "And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit,..." Now that is what we need in our lives... the power of the Holy Spirit. Oh Holy Spirit take control. We yield our lives to You, knowing how desperately we need You! Oh Thou that indwellest us, please fill and control us and we yield to You. Let us walk in the power of the Holy Ghost!
3) IT'S ALIVE! In Luke 4:21, Jesus said: "This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears." I draw your attention to the phrase "This day". Now, Jesus had just read a passage from Isaiah and then sat down. When everyone continued to look at Him, then He stood back up and said what is found in this verse. The Word of God spoke that day to the people about Jesus. Every day, the Word of God should speak to us... it's alive! God wants to speak through His Word, and He will, IF we will but read and listen to what God is saying. Make sure you get into God's Word today!
4) WORTHY, OR NOT WORTHY? In Luke 7, there was a centurion's servant who was very sick. The Centurion sent the elders of the Jews to Jesus to ask for healing for His servant. The elders said to Jesus in verse 4 that "he was worthy for whom he should do this:" Then they listed some of the good things that this centurion had did. "loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue." But in verse 6, as Jesus drew closer to the centurions home, the centurion sent friends to say: "I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof:" and in verse 7, "Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee:" Then in the same verse it says: "but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed." The people said: The centurion is worthy! But the centurion said: I am not worthy! Now the truth is that none of us is worthy, that is why we are saved by grace. But don't ever be fooled into thinking that we are worthy.... we are not.
Well, so much for today. Just a few thoughts. Hope you have a blessed day!
Pastor Mike Mutchler