Less Is More

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The key to abundant life…is helping those in need.

(Listen to my song “I Want to Follow You” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 20:26

“Whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave. Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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Jesus continues his teaching from yesterday…this time contradicting what the world teaches (and our egos gladly believe)…that greatness means being first and being served.

He says it’s the opposite.

And Jesus demonstrates this by the way he lives his life…giving the perfect example of being a servant.

He showed us how to stand up for the poor and rejected…while still responding to the most unjust persecution with love.

Even on the cross…Jesus responded with forgiveness.

He gave his life so each of us could live in the freedom of knowing there is a bigger picture where God’s unconditional love reigns.

We are meant to share it with others knowing that death is not the end.

The resurrection shows us that there will be new life.

Let that sink into your soul.

See how it “saves” you right now?

This is the way to true freedomserving others and extending mercy and forgiveness to all.

We are called to follow.

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Listen to the song of the day “I Want to Follow You” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Sample and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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2 Responses to Less Is More

  1. chaddamitz says:

    Thanks for sharing, Bill. I like what you said here: “This is the way to true freedom…serving others and extending mercy and forgiveness to all.” I think if the world imitated Christ, there would be perfect peace because everyone would be serving and forgiving each other. I believe this is what heaven will be like, but let’s do our best to bring heaven to Earth. Blessings!

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