It’s Good To Reflect

When I do, I can see that I owe much to those ahead of me on my “Christian Road”.

I used to have a only knowledge of Christ now I have living hope.

The gospel became mine.

The hope and victory it brings are mine because of the price paid by someone else.

Let’s pay the price today for someone else.

What is that price?
It’s to carry a heart of grace.

In what currency is it paid?
It’s paid through a surrendered life.

Matthew 20:28
..the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.

  • Mark Saunders

True and False Disciples

Matthew 7:21

True and False Disciples

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’

Matthew 7:21-23

The Parable Of The Wedding Banquet

Matthew 22
“For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

“Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’

“But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

“Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

“But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. He asked, ‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was speechless.

“Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

“For many are invited, but few are chosen.”

Matthew 22:1-14

Matthew 7:7-8

New International Version

Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Matthew 7:7-8

Our Priorities Reflect What Our Vision Really Is

Our place as Christians is in the body of Christ, under the authority of Christ… that’s the Lord’s plan.

But often our plans work contrary to His. Instead of connecting us in the body they disconnect us from it… the same plans that we’re asking the Lord to bless.

At the end of the day it comes down to our “vision.”

Our priorities reflect what our vision really is.

Our perceptions inform our priorities… the things we perceive as most important become our vision… our treasure.

the things we perceive as most important become our vision… our treasure

The words of Jesus are often direct and challenging… but they leave the choice as ours… like when He said…

…”where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Matthew 6:21

How precious a treasure is our gospel to us…

  • Mark Saunders