Foot Washing

Jesus is God though He became man to wash away our sins & give us a brand new eternal life (John 13:1-7).

My Bible study friend says Jesus lowered Himself to us and we as Christians are no better than anyone else.

Twice recently I read that Christians is Greek for ‘little Christs’, Ann Voskamp in “The Broken Way” and listening to Keith Green.  That’s tough to do; turning the other cheek, praying for enemies, be kind and gentle (Matt 5:39).

We love You Lord and glorify You.  Teach us your way, teach us to pray instead of reacting.

I Prayed for You

Jesus says pray for your enemies, bless those who use you, in Luke 6:28.

For years, you used me for eye candy and flirted; I prayed God would give you the right spouse and knock down those proud walls made with good looks and money and property.  Once your daughter was engaged to be married, God answered that prayer.

Matt 5:43-45, “You have heard that it has been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he makes His sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”

2 Timothy 2:21-25, “If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.  Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.  But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes.  And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth…”

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Go & Plant a New Bible Group

Sing a new song (Psalm 95, 95, 98, 100).

Flow the Love of Jesus where you are.  Don’t look back where you’ve been.  Have you split with a church?  Show the “proof of your Love,” 2 Cor 8:24.

Mark 9:36-37; “And He took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when He had taken him in His arms, He said unto them,  Whosoever shall receive one of such children in My name, receives Me: and whosoever shall receive Me, receives not Me, but Him that sent Me.”

Love your neighbors.  Mark 12:30-31, “And you shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.  And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.”

Pray for the mockers, for they mock that which they don’t understand.  Jude 1:10, “But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.” Forgive them that hurt you, “For they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34.

Matt 27:29-30, “and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on His head. They put a staff in His right hand. Then they knelt in front of Him and mocked Him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.  They spit on Him, and took the staff and struck Him on the head again and again.”

You’re not above your Master.  “I do a new thing,” Isaiah 43:19.  Carry yourself with Peace.  Don’t forget Jesus’ commands are for everyday, not just when circumstances are good.  Pray for your enemies, those who spitefully use you.