Walking away from enemies

As the time drew near for him to ascend to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. He sent messengers ahead to a Samaritan village to prepare for his arrival. But the people of the village did not welcome Jesus because he was on his way to Jerusalem. When James and John saw this, they … Continue reading Walking away from enemies

Accepting outsiders

John said to Jesus, “Master, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he isn’t in our group.”But Jesus said, “Don’t stop him! Anyone who is not against you is for you.”Luke 9:49-50 All of us long to be part of the inner circle, part of … Continue reading Accepting outsiders

Kingdom first

Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.Luke 12:31-32 NLT The context of this command is anxiety, which is an emotion that is familiar to me. Specifically it is … Continue reading Kingdom first