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Worship into the Week- The Narrow Door

Worship into the Week
Luke 13:22-30
The Narrow Door

Jesus is teaching His way through
 Galilee in the town and villages 
on his way up toward Jerusalem.
A simple question asks about the
quantity of those saved.
Jesus replies, 
"Strive to enter through the narrow door."
Not many times the word STRIVE is used in the 
ESV translation.
A couple of others:

"I appeal to you, brothers, 
by our Lord Jesus Christ
 and by the love of the Spirit,
to strive together with me 
in your prayers to God on my behalf...
          Romans 15:30

"So with yourselves, 
since you are eager for manifestations
 of the Spirit, strive to excel 
in building up the church."
1 Corinthians 14:12

"Strive for peace with everyone, 
and for the holiness 
without which no one will see the Lord."
Hebrew 12:14


This gives us:

Strive to enter
Strive together in prayer 
Strive to excel 
  Strive for peace.

I think I had given the word STRIVE
 a bad rap thinking it was lumped
 with works and my own doing.
"A works righteousness" kind of thing.
Strive has some new layers right now.
Enduring Word Bible- #55
First and Last

Because Jesus kind of turns

 things upside-down anyway.

It is up to each of us to Discover 
The Right Way through the Door.
STRIVE.

Supplies:

Visual Church Year Resource
childrens-bulletin-luke-13:22-30
Colored pencils 
Watercolors
Washi Tape
Fine Point Sharpie pen
Gelato
Distress ink
Magazine Cutouts

Special thanks to daughter Jessica Meier
 for the Worship resources for this past Sunday.



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