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40 Days of Lent – #9


Luke 20:9-26 NKJV

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Then He began to tell the people this parable: “A certain man planted a vineyard, leased it to vinedressers, and went into a far country for a long time.  Now at vintage-time he sent a servant to the vinedressers, that they might give him some of the fruit of the vineyard. But the vinedressers beat him and sent him away empty-handed.  Again he sent another servant; and they beat him also, treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty-handed.  And again he sent a third; and they wounded him also and cast him out. “Then the owner of the vineyard said, ‘What shall I do? I will send my beloved son. Probably they will respect him when they see him.’  But when the vinedressers saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.’  So they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. Therefore what will the owner of the vineyard do to them?  He will come and destroy those vinedressers and give the vineyard to others.” And when they heard it they said, “Certainly not!” Then He looked at them and said, “What then is this that is written: ‘The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone’ ? Whoever falls on that stone will be broken; but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.” And the chief priests and the scribes that very hour sought to lay hands on Him, but they feared the people —for they knew He had spoken this parable against them. So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, that they might seize on His words, in order to deliver Him to the power and the authority of the governor. Then they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, we know that You say and teach rightly, and You do not show personal favoritism, but teach the way of God in truth: Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” But He perceived their craftiness, and said to them, “Why do you test Me?  Show Me a denarius. Whose image and inscription does it have?” They answered and said, “Caesar’s.” And He said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” But they could not catch Him in His words in the presence of the people. And they marveled at His answer and kept silent.

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Verse and Prayer of the Day – December 11th


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Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.
Psalm 143:10 (NKJV)

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Why Read the Bible? XXVI


2 TIMOTHY 2:2 ESV – and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

Passing Them on to Others

What are we to do with God’s Word?

What does it look like in your life to teach the Word of God?

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Why Read the Bible XXV ?


PSALM 32:8 ESV – I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.

God’s Guidance

How does God feel about us?

Can you see areas in which the promises in this verse are true in your life?

And if so, where?

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Before the Cross III


Matthew 28:18-20 KJVA

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

2 Corinthians 5:17-20 KJVA

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

John 13:34-35 KJVA

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

1 Peter 2:9-10 KJVA

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:  which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

Romans 12:2 KJVA

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.

Before The Cross: We Are Disciples

By now, we’ve read that we are sinful, but we can be forgiven through what Jesus did for us on the cross, which is great news! So, being that we have forgiveness through Christ, what do we do now? What does God call us to do as Christians?

“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20
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This is the last thing Jesus told us before He ascended into heaven.

We are disciples who are to go out and make disciples. We are to spread the Gospel to all people, wherever we are at. God may call us to go around the world or to go next door to our neighbor, but regardless, we are representatives of Christ who share the good news.

It isn’t our responsibility to actually change someone (only God can do that), but we are to love others and share the message. Jonathan Dodson says, “Disciple is an identity; everything else is a role.” We have a new identity as soon as we decide to follow Christ and wherever we find ourselves, that is where God has placed us to make much of Him.

As we love others and tell them about Christ, we help train them and show them how to do the same thing with others. We show them how to make disciples that will turn around, and make more disciples. This is how the Church will grow and more people will get the opportunity to hear about what Jesus has done for them. Jesus commanded this to all believers.

So it is as we come before the cross, for those who follow Jesus, that we realize we are disciples. We have a new identity from that point forward. We must be careful not to become prideful in the process.

The cross helps keep us guarded by humbling us…