Read Luke 12, 13:1-30
Luke 12:6-7 summation‘ I CARE FOR YOU’
‘YOU ARE VALUABLE TO ME’
‘ THE ISSUES OF YOUR LIFE MATTER TO ME.’
Go public. Don’t live lightly for Jesus.
He will go public in the realms of angels over you!
Angels camping around you because you are his.
Don’t be deceived into serving self. Don’t elevate self.
It’s not beneficial to your eternal health.
Jesus came to take the judgment away from your life. He is our mediator! Heb. 12:24, John 3:17, 1 Tim 2:5, 1 Peter 2:5
Life isn’t measure by stuff! Possessions can possess you! Beware!
Your life is more infinitely MORE valuable than just the food you eat and the clothing you put on.
God cares for you out of the abundance of his love and goodness.
Your life is more precious to God than a bird. Worry adds nothing. Passionately seek God’s kingdom!
Your needs are already met. Phil 4:19
Give where you see need!
Pray with me. I won’t worry. NOT ABOUT ________________(fill in the blank).
Say as many things as come to mind, call them out, and leave them before the throne. AMEN
In Luke 13 we learn how Jesus responds to tragic and horrific news. Some wanted to inform Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Most likely they wanted his official response as one who teaches with authority. How will Jesus weigh in on the violence? What is his perspective?
Jesus refutes a common question. This question surfaces when something terrible happens. Is this God’s punishment for sin? Did they do something to justify or provoke this? Jesus answers with a question. Do you think these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered in this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.(Luke 13:2-3) Jesus expands his explanation to Jerusalem residents who were harmed in a tower that fell. Everyone is guilty, and sinful. Death is not the indicator of an extra sinful condition. Jesus tells a parable afterward, about a fruit tree that won’t produce. And it’s given just a bit more time. Time to produce fruit, otherwise it will be cut down. What are we doing with the time and patience God has given us? We all must repent. We all have messed up, there is no one righteous no not one. (Romans 3:10-12,Psalm 14:1-3,Psalm 53:1-3)
Before our weekly prayer meeting last week at church, where we wanted to gather and pray for Israel, Harvard, and Hamas we took stock of our own lives. And repented of our own sin. Then we prayed.