Message by Jordan Taylor – October 16, 2022
Living a Jesus-centred life is first and foremost about putting your relationship with Jesus first.
Before you Gentiles knew God, you were slaves to so-called gods that do not even exist. So now that you know God (or should I say, now that God knows you)…Gal 4:8-9
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven … Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, … and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them,
‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’ Matt 7:21-23
We can be following Jesus’ teachings, but not be following Him.
If I … know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing. 1 Cor 13:2-3
For you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier provisions of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness; but these are the things you should have done without neglecting the others. Matt 23:23
“Jordan, you pray and forgive and bless your enemies, but have neglected what I was actually asking you to do, I wanted you to go and talk to him. Yes you should always pray, forgive and bless, but these things you should have done without neglecting what I was actually asking of you.”
You can’t have a relationship with someone unless there is two-way communication.
Prayer is central to a Jesus-centred life.
We don’t follow principles, we follow a person.
We don’t have a religion, we have a relationship.
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