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Scripture Passages:

  • Hebrews 10:19-25
  • Matthew 13:44-46

 

We do everything we do to maximize the return on our investments (money, time, energy, etc.)

The author of Hebrews makes the argument in chapter 10 that the cost of investment in Jesus, although it seems to increase during persecution and trials, results in benefits that far outweigh the costs.

As the end gets closer, our need to meet together increases.

Gathering together should be focused on benefiting others.

Neglect is a conscience decision to separate/terminate a relationship.

Meeting together is more than gathering at the same geographical location.  There should be reciprocal relationships that occur during the meeting.

In order to “encourage one another to love and good works”, we need a relational understanding of that person to accurately encourage them.

When we have a hard time seeing value in others, remember that God didn’t see any value added when looking at us; we do add any value to God.  Yet He loves us and sent Jesus to die in our place.  He didn’t do it for Him, He did it for us.

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