Think of your life as being a house. Jesus is at
the door knocking, wanting to come in. He will
not force his way in; you must open the door and
invite Him in. Many are OK with having Jesus on
the porch and talk to Him through a crack in the
door. They tell Him what they want and need,
then close the door and go about their business.
But He doesnʼt want to stay on your porch. He
wants to come into your house.
One of the main reasons why many will not let
Jesus into their house is because itʼs such a mess.
They think they have to clean it up first, before
inviting Jesus in. They have been trying for a
long time to clean it up, without much success.
Itʼs still a mess!
And Jesus knows it is a mess and He actually
wants to come in so He can clean it up! He is
there with everything needed to clean your house
(life). Some will let Him come into the front room
which they keep clean, but will not let Him go
anywhere else in the house because it is a mess.
People can see through the big front window into
that room and assume the whole house is clean.
So, Jesus is kept in that one room (Sunday) and is
not involved in the rest of their life. Am I talking
about you? Is Jesus at the door?
From The Youth Pastor
I have noticed that a lot of people donʼt
engage with other people like they used
to. Iʼm not sure if itʼs because they donʼt
care, or they just donʼt want to make
waves. Donʼt get me wrong, Iʼm not a
proponent of making waves just to make
them, or talking just to hear your head
rattle. Iʼm talking about genuine discussion
that brings about genuine friendship.
Romans 12:18 tells us as much as it has
to do with us, we should “live peaceably”
with everyone. In Matthew chapter 5 &
chapter 18, Jesus speaks about our
relationships with our fellow believers. If
we think someone has something against
us, we need to fix it as soon as possible. If
someone has offended us, we need to let
them know. If someone is at fault, then tell
them in private. All of this with reconciliation
as the goal.
We need more christians who will seek
the truth in every situation. If someone
says something and it seems off, ask them,
“What do you mean by that?”. If I say
something from the pulpit or in Sunday
school that offends you, or is unclear,
come find me and letʼs talk about it. This
happened recently, and I am so glad it
did. A brother and I seemed like we were
disagreeing on a topic, he came to me, we
had an exchange and figured out that we
actually agreed. This confrontation resulted
in a friendship.
Has someone offended you and they
donʼt even know it? Do you know someone
has a problem with you and you just
ignore it? Do you worry about what you
thought someone said? Itʼs up to you to
make it right. Seek the truth, seek reconciliation
and you wonʼt be disappointed.
You might even gain a friend.
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Evening Worship - 126
Mid-Week Bible Study - 116
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