To be the true followers of Christ we need to (in our
What does this involve? - well, a certain level of commitment.
As anyone who is involved in sports or activities of a complex nature can tell you, it takes
WELCOME CHRIST! Welcome Him in a profound way.
Do I fit or squeeze Jesus into my busy schedule, do I adjust my schedule to accommodate Him? Do I plan my schedule around Him? DO I SERVE HIM OR DO I EXPECT HIM TO SERVE ME?
Why does Jesus:
1) SAY: "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father..". Then He says:
- Jesus (Mt 7:22-23)
2) DISTINGUISH between those who "Do" and those who "Hear, but do not act" - "everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built
3) EMPHASIZE the fall of the house "and it fell - AND GREAT WAS ITS FALL!"; and in other parts of the bible: "wailing and grinding of teeth",
He came into the world to unite us to Himself... He invited the poor shepherds, He invited the Kings/Wisemen. He was not born in the hustle and bustle of the main tavern, town hall or
When the Wisemen (Kings) arrive they present very significant gifts. Their mere presence is significant in itself