Friday, September 27
32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” 33 He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die.
Put yourself into the disciples’ place for a moment. Think about the ride that they had been on for the past few years as Jesus’ apprentices. They had been privileged to be a part of countless miracles and had seen Jesus do the impossible time and time again. But now, Jesus was telling them that the ride was about end because where He was going they could not follow. He was about to invest His life into establishing His Kingdom on the earth by going to the cross. Up to this point He had been watching humanity be abused in the kingdom that he devil had been establishing since the fall of man. Jesus wasn’t satisfied with simply showing that He was more powerful than the enemy, He wanted to establish a Kingdom in which all who chose to be a part would have the same power and authority the He had. The Disciples had been enjoying the ride but they would soon have to choose whether or not they wanted to simply ride along or invest in this Kingdom themselves. You see, what you invest in, you will have authority in. Many Christians will never operate in their God given authority because they are simply along for the ride rather than being fully invested in the Kingdom. If you’ll take the time to invest in His Kingdom through your time, talents, and resources, you’ll have the authority that comes along with that investment. In same way that you would have a voice and enjoy the benefits of any company or corporation that you chose to invest in, when you invest in the Kingdom you you’re entitled to it’s benefits as well. How invested are you in the things of God? Are you CEO committed or are you content with being one of the hourly employees? How far you go and what you experience is only limited by your level investment. – Love and Blessings, Pastor Jeff
Who are you bringing? In two weeks TWBC will begin hosting three Sunday morning services in order to make room for you to bring your family, friends and co-workers who need to experience the love and acceptance of Christ. So invite them to our 8:30, 10:00, or 11:30 service. We are making room for them.