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Jesus First. Part-Three.

Enquiring with wrong motives.

There are many people today who will seek after Jesus, believing God will accept them their way. They attend meetings, take the free launch, even seek a shelter and make many nice comments.

But the reallity in their own hearts and minds is full of selfishness and they want God to fit in their pocket, rather than fitting in His. They have deluded themselves with a fantasy Jesus, one perhaps seen in the movies or from some childhood understanding they thought.

We see that when the Magi arrived from following the star, they went to the logical place to find the King of Israel the palace in jerusalem. There they met King Herod who enquired he too wanted to meet this speacial child.

But his intentions were to lash out and murder evey chld from baby yo two year-old to save his power base.

Matthew 2:1-11,  Genesis 35:16-20,  Jeremiah 31:15,  Matthew 2:16-18.

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Stephen..

Speaking the Truth.  Acts 6:5-8:3.

Stephen was the first Christian Martyr of the Ekklesia, he died like his Lord Jesus on trumped up aligations. But he was not murderd because he had faith, but rather because he told the people hearing and questioning him a truth that they could not bear to hear.

Today many people go the Church, Mass for many other reasons that actually have to do with Jesus. We find that we can end up keeping dates and celebrating festivals through the year, without knowing why we are doing so. This is the dangers of becoming religious and keeping traditions.

Christianity and the New Life are dynamic events, that are supposed to continue in us and be seen by others. Loving those who hate us, not reacting to provocation, forgiving those who persecute us and may even kill us.

Psalm 26:3,  71:19,   Acts 20:24,  Hebrews 8:12,  1 Peter 3:8,  2 Peter 1:7.

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