In Luke 18:18-30, Jesus calls us to follow him and value what will last forever, more than what is temporary.
“God blesses those who are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.” – Matthew 5:7
“Jesus the Good Shepherd” John 10:1-18
Luke 22:20-27 “I am among you as one who serves.”
Jesus believed the miracle of healing the blind to be significant.
Jesus is supernatural provision – Mark 6:45-52
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for.” – Luke 11:9
“It’s not what goes into your body that defiles you; you are defiled by what comes from your heart.” – Mark 7:15
Jesus taught His followers to take personal rejection with compassion, not disdain.
Following Jesus is a state of being followed by action.
“Is it easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’?”
In Psalm 34, David reflects on a story from his life and realizes that God rescued Him. So David chooses to bless God and not stress tomorrow.
After healing miracles, crowds gather to see Jesus and thousands hear His teaching.
“Be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return.” – James 5:7
Faith seen in purity James 4:1-5-6
Faith seen in words James 3