LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR OWN DEAD

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LET THE DEAD BURY THEIR OWN  DEAD

Matthew 8:21-22 “Another disciple said to him, ‘Lord, first let me go bury my father.’ But Jesus told him, ‘Follow me and let the dead bury their own dead.'”

The Scene: A message to the unbeliever that they will never see eternal life. For believers, pray for your unsaved family members.

Luke 14:33 “In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple.”

The disciples were called to give their all.  Jesus knew what would be required of them. So they had to abandon all for the sake of the cross.

For the Church, however, a different message was given to its members.

Romans 11:29 “For God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable.”

We, as believers in Jesus, the only Son of God, must stay focused on our spiritual calling. At the same time we are not to neglect our own households.

1 Timothy 5:8 “If anyone does not provide for his relatives and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

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Unless noted otherwise, all Scriptures quoted are NIV

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