From Pastor Perry

02/08/2016 Matt. 12:46-50

Matthew 12:46–50 (ESV)

Jesus’ Mother and Brothers

46 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him. 48 But he replied to the man who told him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

 

There is a big point that Jesus is making here and it is that through our faith in Christ, other fellow believers are our brothers and sisters in Christ.  There is a difference between blood relatives and spiritual brothers. Your mother, father, brothers or sisters may not be Christians.  They are not part of your Christians family. Christ often divides families when one comes into the saving faith.  Other (blood) family members may take offense and turn against you.  Jesus is showing his mother and brothers that his family are those who “does the will of my Father in heaven.”

 

I pray: O Lord, I believe in you as my Lord and Savior.  Help me to do your will and to walk in your ways.  I give thanks to you bringing me into your family.  Amen.

Write a new comment: (Click here)

SimpleSite.com
Characters left: 160
DONE Sending...
See all comments

| Reply

Latest comments

24.01 | 10:13

we are not coming tonight and we coming tomorrow bible study well you do Phillip a favorite look for my ESV BIBLE FOR ME Please pretty Please my Dear My Bros

...
13.12 | 15:29

HI this is I Frederick Demond Wilson. I hereby am solemnly here to forebare witnessing of His witness, our Creator.

...
27.05 | 16:27

Pastor: on my e mails, a note said that you were trying to contact me. Now,
I am having trouble reaching you. Was it important? In Christ, daisy

...
10.02 | 08:33

Look at the Words say they "fell away". The had it, but lost it. Just like the Bible says your name can be blotted out of the Book of Life.

...
You liked this page