Monday, September 29, 2014

Immix (Matthew 18:1-20)

Good morning all,

The word of the day is  “immix.”  It always seemed to me that the closer JC got to the end of his ministry that everything started piling up.  At the point of this passage, he is dealing with some pretty heavy stuff.  His disciples want to know what it is to become the greatest in heaven.  Jesus answers that, then goes on to tell a story about going after people who need a relationship with God, and then tackles the issue of sin like a champ.  He pretty much puts the responsibility on the brothers and sisters to take care of one another, and point out the things that they are doing wrong.  But then he ends with something that is most important in this passage.

"Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
~Matt. 18:19-20

My question is: who were the people that you spend most of your time with?  We see a lot of promise from God in that this particular chapter in Matthew.  God has specific disciplines for those who do stuff in his name, or under his rule.  It always amazed me and still does how people get upset with the stuff that God requires of us.  We are not forced into his family.  It is our choice.  My prayer is that each of you understands the promise that is given freely, which is the resurrected Christ.  It is our privilege to be a part of the stuff JC calls us to do through community.  So as you immix, or mingle and associate with others, do so wisely concerning the choice of that company.

Praying for you,


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