Correcting the Over-Zealous

Sometimes we’re guilty of speaking or acting before knowing what God expects.

A Woman’s Praise of Mary (Luke 11:27-28)]

  • She directed praise & attention to Mary
  • Jesus directed the focus on hearing & obeying the word of God

A Dinner Guest’s Statement about the Kingdom (Luke 14:15)

  • Stated how wonderful it would be to be part of the kingdom
  • Jesus responded with a parable rebuking those who would make excuses when the invitation comes

A Willing Follower (Luke 9:57-58)

  • This man was eager to follow Jesus anywhere
  • Jesus made sure his enthusiasm was based in the reality that following Christ was not an easy path

Peter’s Defense of Jesus (John 18:10-11)

  • Peter tried to save Jesus from being arrested and led away to be crucified
  • Jesus taught that violence could not be used to advance or defend the cause of Christ

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