Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
The book called Luke in the Bible, was written by a Gentile believer named Luke, who was a close associate of the Apostle Paul. He set out to carefully investigate the truth concerning Jesus Christ, using the eyewitness accounts of those who were with and knew Jesus and His ministry. His intent in writing this Gospel was so that his readers would know the truth regarding Jesus and what they have been taught concerning Him. It is our hope in studying this Gospel, that we too would better understand the truth concerning Jesus, so that we may better know Him and make Him known to others.
"But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith! And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near nor moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." (Luke 12:28-34)
What a blessing to know the Heavenly Father through His Son Jesus Christ! What a blessing it is to know that we are taken care of daily by our Father, and He is aware of our every needs! What a blessing to be able to seek His kingdom, and not be afraid to freely live for Him, even in our giving of ourselves and our possessions for the furtherance of His kingdom! What a blessing to know that all that is done for His kingdom will not be stolen, get worn out, or be destroyed! May we live as citizens of our Father's heavenly kingdom!
In this Sunday's worship service, we look together at Luke 12:13-34, and the title of the message is "True Faith in Christ."