Jesus gave Himself wholly to His cause and to His men
Jesus gave Himself wholly to His cause and to His men. Consequently, He could ask them to do the same. Jesus call for commitment both screened the uncommitted and attracted the committed.
In two small but wonderful parables, Jesus speaks about planning and preparation. He teaches listeners to count the cost before taking action, applauds evaluation before taking action, and encourages damage prevention through preparation and negotiation. To calculate in this way is not a lack of faith, but foresight based on insight and hindsight.
Jesus highlights the issue of competence in the two stories recounted in Luke 14. In both stories, what is missing is competence. The builder and the king in these stories lacked what it took to get the job done. Therefore the tower never got built and the war never was won. According to Jesus, competence requires three ingredients.
Jesus said our commitment to Him must look like disdain for everyone else. We must pick up our cross and follow Him. Jesus spoke about calculating whether he had enough to finish a tower.Determine whether your resources, gifts, talents, and abilities are available to do the Job.
Jesus spoke about king seeking counsel to know whether he should go to battle. Part of competence is the insight to know what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. All these spells out not only competence, but excellence. It is a necessary step on the Road to Excellence.
( Luke.14: 28—32).
Jesus focused on the Lost Luke 15 is often called the “lost chapter”. In this passage, jesus talks about the lost sheep, the lost coin and the lost son. The sheep got lost naturally;the coin got lost accidentally; and the son got lost wilfully. In every case, someone went out to look for what got lost(Luke.15:4,8,20).
Jesus attempted to underscore God’s passion to seek and save the lost. He would not be diverted from this paramount activity. Jesus believed He needed to underscore this priority because the scribes and pharisees grumbled about how much time He spent with tax collectors and sinners. Instead of retreating and appeasing the wishes of the religious leaders. He reminded everyone of priority one. (Luke.15: 1—32).
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Mercy joy, Bangalore.
Jesus ,Man, who towers above all other men, Holy, harmless, undefiled and separated from sinners.
He receives sinners.
He is eternal God, before whom angels veil their faces.
He is an offended God ,against whom the transgressions have been committed.
Jesus pardoned our sins, cleansed our hearts by His purifying Word, preserved our souls by His in dwelling of the Holy ghost and enabled us to serve Him.
Into His heart’s love, He receives sinners, takes us from dunghills and wears us as jewels in His Crown.
He plucks us as brands from the burning and preserves us as costly monuments of His mercy.
None are so precious in Jesus ‘s sight as the sinners, for whom He died.
He opens the Golden gates of His Royal Heart, and receives the sinners right into Himself.
Maby Sundar India group no.7070.
The prodigal son set off for and squandered his wealth in wild living, but the father of the prodigal son refused to stop loving, caring and praying for him. He was waiting for his son to come to his senses.
God answered him and the prodigal son came home repentant, remorseful and broken.
The reunion was only the beginning of the father’s effort to rebuild and reestablish trust.
The prodigal son and his father would never have salvaged their relationship if the father had not given him a second chance.
What can we learn from the father of the prodigal son?
We should be willing to let go of our own hurts and disappointments, to forgive people and choose to focus on the future.
Licy John, Hyderabad – 7067