Faith Plus Action

Luke 8:20-21
Jesus was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside and they wish to see you. He said to them in reply, “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.”

Jesus was not disrespecting His mother and family with this comment. Jesus also preached to “honor your father and mother” and that you should “love your neighbor as yourself.” In today’s verse, Jesus was making a point that all those who hear God’s call and then act on it are His family…one body of Christ. Making the world a more loving, just and compassionate place is a team effort! Many hear Jesus’ words and even call Him “Lord”…but are they also following Him? What good is listening to His words and saying that you “believe” them…if they don’t cause you to take action? Faith without works is dead (James 2:17). It’s time for action. The kingdom of God is depending on it!

Suggested song of the day– “Shall We Sing” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…God loves you!

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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