by Stan Coffey

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What Would Jesus Do? (1 of 6)
Stan Coffey
Luke 14:12-14

Today I would like to mention a famous book by Charles Sheldon, "In His Steps". It is a wonderful thing that among young people, especially teenagers and college students in our nation, that book is having a revival. It has been rewritten in contemporary language so that young people of today can get that message. The book "In His Steps" is about a community that was transformed when a church decided it would ask the question every day and in every circumstance, "What Would Jesus Do?" What would Jesus do if Jesus were running this church? If Jesus was living in this community, what would Jesus do?

I know today that is your desire to follow in His steps, amen? And I think that is a wonderful thing. We have Jesus living in us but we need to ask the question - Jesus you are living in me through the Holy Spirit, what would you do in this situation? What would you do toward that individual? What would you do in this circumstance? Many of our teenagers are wearing a bracelet that says W.W.J.D. This bracelet literally swept the nation.

Today that is a very pertinent question as we look about our world and we see all the needs in our world. We see the needs in our community. We see the needs up and down the streets of this city as we see people in their need, in their hurt. We need to ask the question – are we doing as a church what Jesus would do? Is our emphasis what Jesus would emphasize? Well, in Luke 14 notice these words.

Luke 14:12-14 (KJV) "...When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. 13But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: 14And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just."

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