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Do You Have An I Problem?

Posted: Sunday, February 8

Pastor Shawn Follis // Student Pastor

Pastor Shawn Follis // Student Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Exodus 28:1-43
Matthew 25:31-26:13
Psalm 31:9-18
Proverbs 8:12-13

 

Verse of the day:

And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ (Matthew 25:40)


Our world has an I problem. Everything revolves around how I feel, how I look at things, what I want, and what I deserve. The culture of the day tells us to look inside for the answers and to “follow our heart.” Is this the way it should be?

 

Jeremiah writes to us that “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?” (Jeremiah 17:9, NLT) When I am in the center of things, things are usually out of balance. Jesus came to show us a new way. When we become focused on the needs of others, we find it hard to be filled with sin or pride. Jesus says that on the Day of Judgment, we will be judged by our response to others. Did we meet their physical needs? Did we help point them to the one who can meet their spiritual needs?

 

Jesus is looking for people who will make the most of each day. Each day is a new day to serve our king by obeying his commandments and serving those that he loves. He is calling us to be his sheep. Let us serve him today that we may hear, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.” (Matthew 25:34-36)