Hello again! The sermon today was preached from Luke 9:57-62, and this passage talks about 3 men wishing to follow Jesus. This is what happened to the first one:
“57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”
58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”
One way to get the Gospel from this passage is like this: We should be like this. We shouldn’t be able to have a place to lay our heads. But instead, Jesus came down, and He was rejected in our place. He gave His home up so that we could have it. He gave us His pillow, He died on the cross in our place.
This is what happened to the second man:
“59 He said to another man, “Follow me.”
But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”
60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”
Our Dad said “you don’t need to bury your father, because Jesus was buried to save you!” Jesus died with our sins on Him, and was buried for our sins.
This is what happened to the third man:
“61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”
62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
We don’t have to say goodbye because Jesus said the ultimate goodbye to His father in heaven, the angels, and the riches of heaven.. Jesus came down from heaven, and from His father, so that He could save us. He said goodbye so we could say hello to eternal life, and the love of God. Praise God!
Peace and love, Joy Cleveland and,
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland