THE STORY OF JESUS: Acts 13:26-31
“The people of Jerusalem and their rulers did not recognize Jesus…” (Acts 13:27)
This ought to shock us, how could God’s people not recognize the messiah?
The one that they had been waiting centuries for, waiting desperately.
Their whole history was moving towards this great moment, and they didn’t see it.
This is like saying the church today wouldn’t recognize Jesus…
There is a story about Jesus meeting a homeless man outside a church.
‘Don’t worry’, he says, ‘they won’t let me in either.’
Would our church leaders (local or denominational) recognize Jesus?
Would His message fit into our confessions, or would we challenge His heresies.
If this sounds far fetched, this is exactly what happened to Jesus.
This challenge applies to me too. would I recognize and welcome Jesus?
I’m a religious leader, and I would like to think that I would welcome Him.
As a Jesus follower, I need to make sure I know what Jesus is like.
The more time I spend with Him, the more likely I will recognize Him.
I need to spend my time WITH Him, to grow LIKE Him, to live FOR Him.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I want to recognize and welcome You. Expose my wrong ideas about You, and shape me by Your Spirit to be more and more like You.