Saturday, August 27, 2011

My Mother And Brothers


Matthew 12:43-50 (NKJV)

A Spiritual Vacuum (43-45)

The Lord Jesus Christ likened the wicked generation of His day to a man who had been delivered from an unclean spirit.

The man had a new start and the 'house' of his life was in order.

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The spirit found seven other spirits more wicked than himself and they returned to enter the man making his last state worse than ever.

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The Jews had been privileged to hear from John the Baptist and the Lord Jesus Christ.

But a religious interest was not good enough.

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Many aim to live out the ideals of Christ's teaching.

But a form of morality without repentance and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ to save from sin falls far short of what God requires.

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A spiritual vacuum in our lives may lead to a form of reformation or taking up of religion which lacks transformation through the power of our risen Lord!

We must be born again if we are to see and enter the kingdom of God.

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My Mother and My Brothers (46-50)

The mother and brothers of the Lord Jesus Christ came to speak to Him.

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The Lord Jesus Christ indicated that His disciples were His "mother and brothers".

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He was not despising His mother and brothers.

He was teaching that a spiritual relationship to Him was far more important than natural relationships.

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Those who do the will of God are those who belong to Him!

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Do we seek to please God?

Do we do His will?

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Be encouraged that however weak our faith, we are precious to the Lord Jesus Christ.

He will lead us and bless us throughout our lives.

And He will reward us in heaven.

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