May 26, 2021

Sunday, May 30th, we’re celebrating Jesus and His church with communion and fajitas. It’s time to relax and connect with one another as spiritual family, and the best way to do that is over a meal. In Texas that typically means BBQ or TexMex, so this time we’re fellowshipping over fajitas. Maybe next time we’ll bond over BBQ. See y’all soon!

Let’s grow together!

Matt Neese


Jesus says that He comes to render judgement, and then He elaborates on what that judgement looks like. His justice declares innocence and guilt; the innocent confess that they have been blind and need forgiveness and healing, while the guilty hold fast to their blind self-righteousness and remain unforgiven. The judgement of Jesus is actually incredibly gracious and loving. He desires, like the Father, that all would be saved and He offers mercy to all those who will confess their need and receive it. But if someone blindly refuses to admit their need for salvation, they’re not going to receive and take hold His lifeline. In refusing salvation, they condemn themselves.

The religious leaders responded to Jesus, “Are you saying that we’re blind?” They were offended that anyone would accuse them (the most educated, most trained, and obviously most enlightened experts) of being blind. Jesus was habitually offensive to the self-righteous and religious. They were so blind with arrogance and stubborn pride that they refused to listen, so they were also spiritually deaf. If they would just listen, repent for their sins, confess their blindness to the spiritual realm, and ask Jesus to forgive them and help them to see, their lives would be forever changed.

After Jesus healed the blind man, Jesus went to find him again and asked him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?” The man responded, “Tell me who this is so that I can put my trust in Him.” Jesus answered, “You have seen Him and it is He who is talking to you.” The man worshipped Jesus, crying, “Lord, I believe!” Have you asked Jesus to open your eyes? He will, and your appropriate response is a surrendered life of worship.

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  • 05/26 Numbers 29, Psalms 146, II Kings 20, John 9:24-41
  • 05/27 Numbers 30, Psalms 147, II Kings 21, John 10:1-21
  • 05/28 Numbers 31, Psalms 148, II Kings 22, John 10:22-42
  • 05/29 Numbers 32, Psalms 149, II Kings 23, John 11:1-17
  • 05/30 Numbers 33, Psalms 150, II Kings 24, John 11:18-46
  • 05/31 Numbers 34, Psalm 1, II Kings 25, John 11:47-57
  • 06/01 Numbers 35, Psalm 2, I Chronicles 1, John 12:1-19
  • 06/02 Numbers 36, Psalm 3, I Chronicles 2, John 12:20-50

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