It’s ok to be young at heart, but as believers, you and I are supposed to be growing up spiritually. The phrase educates that it must be noticeable to everyone who interacts with us that we’re developing in our love for God and for each other. Talking the truth in love, we … Ephesians 4:15 reads, “ are to grow up in every way into Him who’s the head, into Christ.”
But increase isn’t about inducing maturity either and bearing down. That approach fails every time. The good thing is that the prescription for growth is to spend some time with Jesus, in prayer and in His Word. Hang out with Jesus and you’ll be growing and transformed, as well as the first person surprised from the change will be the one doing the transforming.
A Message From The Christ Embassy, Jesus Teaches Us to Break Bread With Our Those Who Hate Us.
Outwardly every time he turned around, there they were, the Pharisees, that Jewish religious/political group that hounded Jesus. They were relentless, and finally, they conspired to have here Jesus put to death.
Yet, there are three references, all present in the Gospel of Luke, to Jesus having dinner using a Pharisee.
Nonetheless, there we have it; Jesus going out of his strategy to dine with his enemies. This is a message that we at Christ Embassy must come to understand.
For all of us to keep socializing with those with whom we differ, this willingness to share a meal with those who despised him speaks volumes of Jesus’ desire.
Before we possess the opportunity to make decisions that result in further isolation, we are already isolated. It is, thus, more crucial than ever before to heed the call of Christ and actively encounter “our enemies.”
This call to encounter our enemies is not restricted to Christ of eating together with the Pharisees ’s example; to what Christ determined not to do it extends.
With infinitely pastor Chris less effort than it takes my fingers to snap, Jesus Christ, God-made-man, could have wiped the Pharisees from the surface of the earth. Not only this, he could have removed all memory of them whatsoever.
It truly is very easy to feel warranted in our hatred of “our enemies,” but the sole one who is really warranted gave us a living example of mercifulness. As opposed to obliterating the Pharisees, Christ shared a meal together, and finally died for them.
We hear if we live in the 14th chapter of Romans that “, we live for the Lord, and when we die, we die for the Lord.” Jesus shows us that with “our enemies” sharing a meal is not the limitation of how far we may be asked to go — for “our enemies, expiring ” is just not outside the realm of chance.