Matthew 11:1-15

Matthew 11:1-15

How many of us face hard times in our life? God is aware. Jesus knows the pain that you're going through. He knows the suffering that you're facing. Jesus knows. Don't fall away. Be encouraged. There's good news!How many of us face hard times in our life? Struggles that we wake up in the morning and say, “Oh God, I don’t want to face today.” You know what? God is aware. Jesus knows the pain that you’re going through. He knows the suffering that you’re facing… Jesus knows. Don’t fall away. Be encouraged. There’s good news. There’s good news that God’s Word is being fulfilled in this place today, and God’s Word can be fulfilled in and through you today. And if you’re willing to open your mouth and step out courageously, you might see some of these miraculous things happen, and the one that I guarantee that you can see happen every day is that the good news is offered to the poor… And that’s by opening our mouth and sharing the love of Jesus, the care of Jesus, with those that are poor around us and see them lifted from the dust and the dirt of their depression and put on their feet…

What did you expect to see today when you showed up to church? What expectations did you bring with you when you got out of bed this morning to seek the Lord? This is what Jesus was asking these people. What expectations did you have?…

Are your ears open spiritually this morning? I ask the question again. What did you expect today? What expectations did you bring with you? And do those expectations hold you back from making a decision to know and trust and walk right with Jesus? Did you expect that you should feel good when you left here today? Did you expect to hear a flowery message that would pat you on the back? I’m not always flowery. Sorry. What did you expect? I expect that you know, maybe, a little clearer Who Jesus is and what He expects of you, but you’ve got to open those ears because your ears lead to your heart where Jesus wants to dwell. And you can be great today. I don’t care who you are or what you’ve done. Jesus wants you to know that, in Him, you are a great person. Greater even than John the Baptist, but you’ve got to accept it. You’ve got to believe it.

Pastor Dave Elkins