Passage: Luke 9:46~56  

Key verse: 48

1. Welcome Jesus (46-50)

Jesus' disciples neither understand the spiritual nature of Jesus' kingdom, nor his heart. Men who lack spiritual understanding become political. Jesus taught them that they must have humble hearts that can welcome children. He said, 'Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me.' We must welcome humble people in Jesus' name because Jesus died for them, too. John and the others revealed their political attitude when they stopped a man from driving out demons in Jesus' name. Anyone who fights Satan is on Jesus' side.

2. Sons of Thunder (51-56)

The Samaritans didn't know that Jesus was going to Jerusalem to die for the sins of the world. James and John wanted to punish the Samaritans who didn't welcome Jesus. They didn't know Jesus' mind or his purpose.

Prayer: Lord, give me a humble heart and spiritual eyes to see your work.

One Word: Welcome others in Jesus' name