Please read Matthew 9:27-34, Mark 6;1-6, Matthew 13:53-58, Matthew 9:35-38, Mark 6:7-13, Matthew 10 and Luke 9:1-6. Lots of little treasures in all of these chapters. Let’s pick out a few together, tuck them into our pockets to carry around today.
“According to your faith, let it be to you” Matthew 9:29
The Lord will sometimes act according to our faith rather than according to the full scope of His power. This is a challenge to increase our faith! It’s up to us, like working a muscle.
“Sheep among wolves” Matthew 10:16-20
That’s us, sheep among wolves (or it should be). A sheep is easily distinguished from a wolf – in the same way, am I easily distinguished as a Christ-Follower among the worldliness around me?
“nothing covered” Matthew 10:25
Live as if there are no secrets. Easier said than done, huh?
“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword” Matthew 10:34
Sometimes peace comes by the sword – that means separation. Do not be afraid of being separate. With Christ, you are never alone.
“He did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief” Mt 13:58, Mark 6:5
There it is again, the faith of man determining the power displayed by the Lord. According to their faith, He was not able to do many mighty works. Don’t leave anything “on the table”, my friend – increase your faith. The Lord is able.