Paying it Forward - Luke 10 - [REBEL] - Brent Phillips - Encounter Houston
The world that we live in today teaches us to take care of ourselves before taking care of others. But as a Christian we need to be paying it forward by putting others needs before ours.
Revolutionist and rebels are known as people who are idiots by societies standards for paying it forward by standing up for what they believe in and taking a risk.
Somewhere along the line we started to lose hope in the fact that our prayers could make a difference because we didn’t see the results that we wanted or they didn’t change things in the time frame that we were hoping for.
The world tells that we have to be crazy to think that our lives can make a difference in this world but then you read The Bible, which is full of crazy stories of people being rebels against the culture that went and made a difference when everyone around them told them it was impossible. All they had to do was believe!
"Luke 10:25-28 One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life? ”Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?” The man answered, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” “Right!” Jesus told him. “Do this and you will live!"
Our purpose in life doesn’t come from just reading the Bible. It comes living out what we have read. We can listen to thousands of sermons and not have life if we aren’t willing to live out what we are reading and being taught.
Don’t just settle for reading when we can be doing. You have to be a rebel against culture in order to give to those who don’t deserve it.
"Luke 10:29 The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?"
Just like this man we try and justify our reasons and actions as to why we cant give to someone that is in need. Our giving should never come with condition!
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