I Need A Blessing, Part 2 (The Contrast)

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Luke 9:10-12; Proverbs 4:23; Romans 8:29; 1 John 2:6

– Jesus looked beyond His own needs and met the needs of the people.  The disciples did the opposite.

– The disciples did not think of helping the people and did not even have the thought of asking Jesus.

– What action did we take in response to the need? Who did we do it for?

– We’re not talking about the head, we’re talking about the heart.

– We’re talking about actions, and not intentions.

– Don’t stop at the intention.

– We can help those in need, our loved ones and strangers.

– Undivided attention.   Full attention on the task at hand.

– Multi-tasking is divided attention.

– If we are going to get to a place of compassion, we need to have undivided attention.

– The disciples walked with Jesus, yet still weren’t walking like Him. We can do the same thing if our attention is divided.

– If we say we abide in Christ, then we need to walk like Him.