Greg King

Five Stones

Day #18 of 21 Day Challenge

Read: John 18 (the Message)

My Verse:  They led Jesus then from Caiaphas to the Roman governor’s palace. It was early morning. They themselves didn’t enter the palace because they didn’t want to be disqualified from eating the Passover. So Pilate came out to them and spoke. “What charge do you bring against this man?” (v.28-29)

My Reflection:  Every once in awhile you read a verse in scripture that makes you do a double take and say did that really happen. The men who were trying to have Jesus “the Lamb of God” killed were more concerned about not being able to participate in the passover than they were on killing God’s Son. Little did they know that Jesus was the perfect Lamb that was without sin or blemish. We can be just like this in the church. Quick to keep up with our traditions without recognizing the bigger picture.

  • Being more concerned with saving our seats and at the same time saying we want people to visit our church.
  • Not wanting to change how we do things in the church but then quick to point out that numbers are dropping etc.
  • Saying that we value worship but yet fail to spend time with God during the week.

My Prayer:  God help me to see where I am holding on to strong to tradition and not holding on to what you desire. When change enters my world and the things that I love may I be quick to recognize that change is almost always for my growth.

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December 14, 2007 - Posted by | Challenge

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