What was Jesus’ BIG expectation?

If you look at the life of Jesus, there is no doubt he expected something. See if you can work it out from below:

  • Luke 6:46 (NIV) 46“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?
  • John 13:17 (NIV) 17Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.
  • Matthew 12:50 (NIV) 50For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
  • Luke 10:37 (NIV) “Go and do likewise.”
  • Matthew 7:24 (NIV) 24“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
  • John 13:17 (NIV) 17Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that Jesus had a pretty simple expectation. Perhaps summarized in the well known slogan, “JUST DO IT”.

This is a reminder that the amount of time we spend listening in a church service, sitting on someone’s couch in connect group or even reading devotions in the morning isn’t what counts. What counts is applying this truth to our life, doing it.

So how are you going with that? Corporately in our church we have suggested praying for our friends (5 people for 5 minutes at 5pm). Last week we shared the power in actually listening. Have you practiced any of these?

Research is consistently showing that if we do something, it doesn’t matter how small really, that moves us in a positive direction we create habits and genuine life change. It is amazing how hard that first step is. Jesus was onto something when he kept asking the same question, and he asks that question of you today. “You know that thing I have been speaking to you about. Have you done it?”

So have you? What is stopping you from right now doing what he asked?

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