“Making a Difference”


Text: Matt. 18:19-20

“Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

This chapter begins with a dispute between the disciples as to who is the greatest among them. Jesus (who knew their thoughts) asked why were you arguing? The disciple kept quiet so Jesus took a little child and had him stand beside him.

Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me.” And whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me.” Lk.9:48

Jesus warns them to turn from exalted opinions of themselves, and told “them their problem would not be one of relative greatest but entrance into the kingdom of heaven.”

A person who comes to Jesus comes like as a little child. As believers we first come as little children in faith and the realm of God. Jesus also caution believers who cause others be stumble. Jesus is concern for every believer and He gives a discourse on The Lost Sheep. The importance of even losing one believer is a great concern for the Lord and should also be for us.

Instructions are then given and a procedure put in place for individuals who create these offenses. This leads us to the above scripture.

I previously shared in my Bible Lesson#4 that prayer is essential in communicating to God. That is the means in which God answers our petitions.

Here, the promise of that prayer will be answered when two agrees to come together in Jesus name. This promise pertaining to united must be considered in the light of Christ’s other teaching on the subject –I John 5:14.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (NIV)

I would like to point out one more observation. In verse 20b; Jesus said, “there am I in the midst of them.”

In Matt. 28:20b, Jesus said, “… I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”

Talk about Holy Ghost Power, God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit cares so much for you and me that the unity of prayer between two or three will summons the Triune to stop their activities and come and meet whoever has joined in this request throughout the world. YOU AND I DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO GOD. How could you not serve such a wonderful and powerful God?