Jesus The Lamb Like Lion

July 21, 2014


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SCRIPTURE

You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and you are right, because that’s what I am. And since I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.

~John 13:13-15, NLT

QUOTE

The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.

~A.W. Tozer

MY THOUGHTS

In His 33 years on earth, Jesus had the reputation of being meek and mild. He said,Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Jesus gave very few direct orders. He never insisted on being in authority over others. He never said emphatically, “You will do as I say or else.” He gave all His followers the freedom to choose their response. He even allowed us to spit in His face, mock, scourge and crucify Him. If we serve Christ on this earth, it is not because He has used the hand of force. We serve HIM because we love HIM. We want to serve, honor and worship Him because He is worthy.

Lucy-Aslan-narnia-chronicles-2753791-1276-522REMEMBER: Jesus acted with lamb like qualities because He chose to work in this way. He is not limited, bound our impotent. He is the Sovereign God of creation and He can work anyway He chooses. His Lion like qualities came out briefly in John 2 where he made a whip and drove the merchants from the temple. According to John’s gospel, Jesus was consumed with passion when he upset the tables, drove out the livestock and the merchants. He did not ask them to leave nor did He take an opinion poll. He meant business and they knew it. How could one man cleanse the Temple with all the guards and religious Jews in place? I could not have pulled it off and neither could you but it was no problem for Jesus. It is an amazing story: no one resisted His authority until after the fact and then the religious Jews questioned Him. Let me put it like this: If Jesus chooses not to be stopped, no one or no thing, not even the gates of hell, will stop HIM.  I do believe the LION OF JUDAH is coming back and no one will be able to resist His power. Hallelujah, what a Savior.

 

  • God is good! I am overwhelmed at His mercy and grace.
  • Very good day yesterday: [1] FRONT PEW SHOWER….fantastic [2] Music…great [3] Attendance…good [4] Block Party offering…good
  • Next Sunday, July 27 is CHILDREN’S CHEWABLE  MULTI-VITIMAN DAY and yes, the gummy ones will work. The ladies are not going to get the large bottles unless they are the best price, they are shoppers and that is OK. Get the best deal, that is good stewardship. Men, you bring the large bottles: we need to fill up two suitcases and guys, you can do it. Some of you depend on your wife to do everything.
  • YOUTH…Canoe trip this Friday, Flatwood, Tn. [We are not stopping at Burger King]

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  • BLOCK PARTY STUFF…we need school supplies and we need you to start organizing your stuff. Don’t bring it yet, just get it on hangers, in bags and boxes. On Thursday night August 7 you can bring any thing: furniture, clothes, toys, brick-a-brack, etc.

cindy jan linda

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