Our scripture reading for today begins with Jesus trying to prepare his
disciples for His death by telling them, “… But 3 days later, He would
rise to life.” (verse 31)
In verse 35 it says, “… Jesus sat down and told the 12 disciples
to gather around Him…”. That warms my heart to picture Jesus and His
12 disciples together.
what happens at our weekly 12 for Jesus gatherings, isn’t it?
S: Yes, we
gather around Jesus.
instructed His disciples, “If you want the place of honor, you must…
serve others.” (verse 35)
people that serve others be rewarded?
verse 41 says they “… will surely be rewarded.”
seen that happen many times.
gives us a stern warning about Hell in verse 48.
Jesus says, “The worms there never die, and the fire never stops
how people in Hell must suffer. Worms are continually crawling through
their burning bodies.
there’s time, tell people about Jesus and this reward-winning 12
for Jesus training.
D: All it
takes to start a conversation is, “May I ask you a question?”
do it and begin earning our rewards.
D: May we
continue yesterday’s discussion about prayer?
The next part of the Lord’s Prayer is, “And do not lead us into
temptation….” So far, I haven’t found any other references in the Bible
that indicates that God leads us into temptation.
next part says, “… but deliver us from the evil one.” The evil one
is Satan, right?
had plenty of scriptures about God delivering us from Satan, haven’t we?
final part is a tribute to God.
says, “For Yours (God’s) is the kingdom and the power and the glory
D: What a
so much to it that sometimes it takes me an hour to pray it.
noticed that many people end prayers with, “In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
says in John 14:14, “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”
a good reason, isn’t it?
Father, we ask in Jesus’ name, please help us make 12 disciples for Jesus
who do likewise 10 times.