IS BEING A FAMILY AS EASY AS ONE, TWO, THREE?
Choir, it's a pleasure to see you here this morning, and if you
would, turn with me in your Bibles to Matthew Chapter 10.
Matthew's gospel in the tenth chapter. If you do not have a
Bible or you would like to read along with me in the New American
Standard Translation, if you would look in front of you in the
pew, there is a pew Bible, and if you would get that Bible and
turn it about half of the Bible and start from there and take a
right and look for page 8, you will find on page 8 in the middle
of the Bible in the beginning of the New Testament, our text for
If you would please, stand with me in reverence to God's word.
I'll be reading from the New American Standard, and Jesus is
speaking here as recorded by Matthew. And the Bible says, "Do
not think that I came to bring peace on the earth. I did not
come to bring peace but a sword. For I came to set a man against
his father and a daughter against her mother and a daughter-in-
law against her mother-in-law, and a man's enemies will be the
members of his household. He who loves father or mother more
than me is not worthy of me, and he who loves son or daughter
more than me is not worthy of me. And he who does not take his
cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. He who has found
blis light shall lose it; and he who has Lost his light for my
sake shall find it."
I want you to bow your heads with me this morning, and as our
heads are bowed, I want to ask that no one else leave this
building today until the conclusion of our worship service. And
I pray today that God will speak to your heart about this very
important subject as we preach on priorities. In a moment we're
going to pray for this worship time here as we preach, but I want
you to also pray with me today for Brother Cliff Jenkins' father
who is in ICU today in Dallas, Texas. They're about to decide
whether or not to put him on a life support system. Brother ...
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