|Today is Saturday. We finish up our Mens Meeting today with Pastor Mike Johnson. He did a wonderful job preaching to about 120 men last night. We were convicted and challenged. We started with a steak dinner that was wonderful and then we had great preaching, singing, testimonies, and fellowship with dessert. I am so looking forward to three preaching sessions today! |
I finished up Luke this morning and here are a few thoughts to share:
1) ROCK CONCERT- Luke 19:40 says: "And he answer and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out." Christ is talking about the people shouting His praises as He enters Jerusalem. And IF the people were to stop shouting His praises, then the rocks would cry out! There would be a Rock Concert with only the rocks singing! This type of Rock Concert would be acceptable with God. One day.... all creation will sing His praises! Start today!
2) THE CROSS- The cross is the focal point of Christianity. In Luke 23:33 we read: "And when they were come to the place, which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left." Notice these four words: "there they crucified him". In these four words, we have: The Place of the Cross (there); The People of the Cross (they); The Punishment of the Cross (crucified); and The Person of the Cross (him-Jesus). Let the cross transform your heart, your thinking about what is important in life. We live for Him who died for us!
3) TARRY-TIME-TRANSFORMATION- In Luke 24:49, we see: "And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but, tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high." Here we see the command to TARRY, for a TIME (until), and for a TRANSFORMATION (endued with power from on high). These are three words they lived by and God answered with the power of the Holy Spirit on the day of Penecost. Let us also learn to tarry for a time, until God transforms us with His power for service.
May God's blessings be upon you today!
Pastor Mike Mutchler