Lazaroo – Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oct 30, 2011 I Lazaroo.


Ask God to fill You with His love, as you pray aloud the words of this Lazaroo:

“…he refuses to welcome the brothers.”
(3 John 1:10)

It’s easy to get like that, Jesus.

Stuff happens.

Stuff that should never take place in Your Church:

power plays

It’s easy to get cynical


to cave in to the temptation to overreact

to conclude everybody in the church is like that
even though I know such a thought is absurd.

If I’m not extremely careful, my disillusionment
can cause me to withdraw –

to go out of my way to avoid them
avoid locking eyes with them

when I’m trapped and forced to speak
to go through the motions of being civil

force a smile with my mouth
but not with my eyes.

Please don’t let me get like that, Jesus!

Don’t let me break Your heart
by refusing to welcome my flawed siblings

as You welcome me.

Matthew 7:1-5; Matthew 9:10-13; Luke 6:32-36; Romans 2:17-23; Romans 3:22-24; Romans 14:1-4; Romans 14:9-13; 1 Corinthians 4:5; Galatians 2:17

What is Lazaroo?

Take Me Deeper

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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