Powered by 4 - June 22, 2011

 


Small & Needy

today's reading.
Ecclesiastes 1:1-14    The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem...

think about it.
We put our time and effort into many good things; what does the preacher say we gain (1:1-3, 14)? What do we get from our pursuit of satisfaction (1:8-11)? If the temporal things of life don't satisfy you, what will? Are you chasing after the wind (the temporal) or pursuing what lasts (the eternal)?

the blog.
I write/talk a lot about our need to share the Gospel, and that's ultimately where Matthew 9:27-38 ends, with Jesus telling the disciples that the harvest (people who don't yet know Christ as Savior) is plentiful, but the laborers (Christ-followers spreading the Gospel) are few. As much as I don't like it, it's still that way today.

So, fellow laborers, what does Matthew 9:27-38 (Jesus' miracles and his discussion with the disciples) show us about the world, how we treat others and our attitude about eternity? How can we use what we see in this passage to help us witness to others? Tami W.

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