Blessings of Welcoming Jesus


…all the people in the region of the Gerasenes

begged Jesus to go away and leave them alone,

for a great wave of fear swept over them.

So Jesus returned to the boat and left,

crossing back to the other side of the lake.

On the other side of the lake

the crowd welcomed Jesus,

because they had been waiting for him.

Luke 8:37,40


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Blessings of Building on Solid Rock


I will show you what it’s like

when someone comes to me,

listens to my teaching,

and then follows it.

It is like a person building a house

who digs deep

and lays the foundation on solid rock.

When the floodwaters rise

and break against the house,

it stands firm because it is well built.

Luke 6:47-48


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