the right motivation

What are you looking for Jesus with?

Jesus was born into this world with people looking for him (Matthew 2:1-2).

Throughout his ministry, politicians wanted a private venue (Luke 23:8), preachers desired public debates (Mark 12:13-14), and commoners were willing to turn over the stones in the wilderness to find him (John 6:1-8).

The trend even continued after his burial (John 20:11-17)!

Yet he was found by few because few went looking for him with the same thing that he came looking for us – the heart! EA 

One of the two who heard John speak, and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ).” (John 1:40-31)

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If you’re looking for a reason…

If you’re looking for a reason to disbelieve in Jesus, any reason will do.

If you’re looking for a reason to leave the church, any reason will do.

If you’re looking for a reason to talk bad about your brother or sister in Christ, any reason will do.

If you’re looking for a reason to not do what’s right, any reason will do.

But if you’re looking for a reason to keep the faith, to serve the church, to overlook shortcomings and to follow after the righteousness of God – only one reason will do (John 14:15). EA

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23)