Pastor’s Pen – February 2016

Luke commences his gospel saying, “since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, I too decided to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.”

Luke investigated details about the life of Jesus and recorded them so that we can know for certain who Jesus is and what he did. At the synagogue in Nazareth Jesus claimed the scriptures were written about Him. The miracles confirmed His claim and even the demons acknowledged who He was.

People then, as now, have to decide what they would do with Jesus. The people of Nazareth were offended and wanted to throw Him off a cliff. The people of Capernaum wanted His miracles but didn’t want to acknowledge Him as Lord. Peter, James, John and Matthew left everything to follow Him.

So what will you do with Jesus? Many like the people of Nazareth are offended by Jesus and reject Him outright. Others like the people of Capernaum acknowledge Him as more than an ordinary man but still don’t accept Him as Lord. Will you like those first disciples acknowledge Jesus as Lord of all and place Him ahead of all things? The call to follow Jesus is radical as He demands first place in our lives, but the reward is even greater – to live the life God intended for us and beyond that, to be with the Lord always.

Jos 24:15 choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”

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