Church Or Christ? It’s a Matter of the Heart
Jesus told us to go and change the world. How did he do that?
The answer is in our hearts.
All of us have a desire to do something noble, inspire, and touch people in a positive way. Many of us have the passion to start a new foundation, to start a family, to start a business, and many other noble things we think Jesus would want us to do.
But what many of us do not know is that Jesus has already started on this important work He did for us. He lived and died so that we could live and be able to live like Him. This is the heart of Jesus, for all people–no matter what race, religion, or nationality.
It is the Kingdom of God that lives in us–it is the good news of the Gospel.
If we know that Jesus died on the cross to forgive our sin and make us acceptable to God, then we have the ability and willingness to live in the way He did. And in doing that, He excited the Kingdom of God in us as well.
Living in a way that pleased God was a priority for Jesus. He called it the Kingdom of Heaven–so not only would we be living with Him on earth, but the Kingdom of Heaven would be living in us.
To live in the way of Jesus, whose Kingdom now lives in us, was the reason why Jesus became the King of kings and Lord of Lords.
Many of us mistakenly think that we are already part of this Kingdom, thatwrapping ourselves intoinner Kingdomof Godis simply the work Christians do. Perhaps we have not heard the specific teachings regarding this vital Kingdom work. หนังพากย์ไทย Maybe we have been misled by the philosophy of western individualism that casts aBlameasto the world and everyone not in agreement.
But we cannot blame Jesus. He was only a man. He had no power over the infinite powers of God. คลิปลับ All He had to do was to follow the Lamb of God and trust the Father to help Him fulfill the perfectly planned plan of redemption by fulfilling the Law.
And He did just that! He fulfilled the Law.
That was His first and most important work!
The most awesome and meaningful accomplishment of Jesus is that He fulfilled the Law.
From that moment, the Law was no longer necessary. Jesus had shown the way to become a part of God’s spiritual family. And as a member of God’s spiritual family, He had a clear conscience (PsalmLLOY). ขยี้หัวนม He went back to the Father’s house and lived there as a servant. He had the opportunity to fulfill the Law and die as a sacrificial lamb. He had the faith to ask the Father directly for whatever He needed. Now it was time for the disciples to take up their quest and go save the world.
So they traveled to the capital of the world, Jerusalem, and they met the priests and leaders of the various Jewish tribes. And the men of Jerusalem realized that their long-standing problems with the Law might be addressed by changing the way the Jews would observe their faith. So they began to instruct the Jews how to observe their faith; how to keep the Laws of Moses for the rest of their lives.
And this is where one of the most interesting stories of Bible interpretation begins.
There were two groups in Jerusalem: the Pharisees and the Sadducees. The Pharisees were the religious leaders of the Jews. And the Sadducees were basically exchanges between the Pharisees and the Sadducees, who were two groups within the Jewish Temple community. The actual stories may differ, หนังคมชัด but the gist is accurate:
The Pharisees began with Moses and brought him up in their teachings. Essentially, they declared their willingness to keep all the Commandments. On this point, Moses had greater saying: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only he who does the will of my Father in heaven will enter into the kingdom.”
And so they discussed this issue until evening. When Moses held his meeting with Pharaoh, live18+ in the latter part of the evening the Pharisees resolved to go and rescue the Hebrew slaves. And during the course of the next day, a vast multitude of men, women, and children from the Hospital, who were sick at the Tower of Babble, were found coming out of the Tower. It was Resurrection night. For the four thousand, it was Resurrection Sunday. And they kept on asking. It was well after dark when they were returning to the Hang Man. The Hang Man was a large hillsidelooking toward Israel. Many people mistook it to be Hebron, a Hebrew city. But it is actually the Mount of Olives, an Island in the Jordan River, where Jesus was resurrected on the third Day after his crucifixion.