The Eternal Reward of Giving a Cup of Cold Water

(MatthewThe Physician Doesn’t Want Her Daughter be Entertained, but Look What She Does to Get What She Wants. Read more ... » 10:40-42, NRSV)

By Rev. Dr. Sergio ArevaloTuloy Po Kayo! (Welcome!). Read more ... », Jr.

Eagle RockThe Messiah was Born in a Manger. Read more ... » LutheranThe Messiah as The Lamb of God. Read more ... » ChurchProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... »

Los AngelesThe Angel of The Lord Announces the Good News!. Read more ... », Ca“As the Father has Sent me, so I Send You!”. Read more ... »

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Introduction

ThanksIn Everything Give Eucharist!. Read more ... » a lot for our visitors this morning. Welcome“Ready or not, here I come...again.”. Read more ... » to the Body of ChristNew Year, New Creation. Read more ... ». Today, we do not only welcome you, but you welcome us to your heartsThe Greatest is Love. Read more ... » by visiting the Body of Christ. You do not only meet your friends today, but GodWhat is Life?. Read more ... » welcomes you to his heartThe Eight Beatitudes: Principal Graces of a Christian. Read more ... » now! So I also welcome you to our church and to our hearts. Welcoming is not just in wordsHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... », if you need our help, prayers, and guidanceHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... », we are here to help. We are just a phone call away whether you are in far placeThe Judge-King Favors the Least: The Undocumented Aliens, etc.. Read more ... » or nearby.welcome-29

Our gospelDoes God Repent in Nineveh?. Read more ... » reading for today is timely since we are going to talkThe Two Disciples’ Heart Burning Experience. Read more ... » about the words of JesusThis Man Asks How Many Times to Forgive; He is Amazed What He Discovered. Read more ... » on welcoming.  The Greek“Into Your Hands”. Read more ... » wordProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... »,dechomai, is used here for “receive” or “welcome.” Dechomai may mean figuratively and literally.

Dechomai has movement. Receiving on the part of the host, and taking the welcoming on the part of the guestWhy the King Killed Those Who Did Not Attend His Son’s Wedding?. Read more ... ».

It’s figurative when I say, “Jesus welcomes you to his heart.” And when I say, “Welcome to our dining hall after the worship!” It is literal meaning of the word, you will eat “literal” food, drink “literal” coffee—not figurative. Welcome is complete“It is Finished!”. Read more ... » when you join with us.

Even though when I say Jesus welcomes you to his heart, it will become complete when you receive him to your heart.

I. Whoever Welcomes the DisciplesJesus is Missing!. Read more ... » Welcomes Jesus, Welcomes God.

There’s chain reaction, Domino effect or ripple effect here. Whoever welcomes the disciples welcomes Jesus ChristThe Messiah as The Lamb of God. Read more ... », and whoever welcomes Jesus welcomes the FatherJesus is Missing!. Read more ... ». This shows that the disciples are indeed empowered and sent“As the Father has Sent me, so I Send You!”. Read more ... » by the higher ups. The disciples did not go by themselves, they went to the missionWhat is Life?. Read more ... » fields with powerMary Praises the Greatness of God. Read more ... » from above.

Are we a discipleThree Important Roles of Christ’s Disciples. Read more ... » of Jesus Christ? Yes indeed. Thus we have also that kind of power and authorityLeaders Question This Man on What Authority He is Doing Those Benevolence, They Could Not Reason Out When He Responds. Read more ... » comes from above, comes from the Father. Jesus said in Matthew 28:18-19, “All authority in heavenCreatio ex Nihilo: Creation Through Amazing Words and Power. Read more ... » and on earthCreatio ex Nihilo: Creation Through Amazing Words and Power. Read more ... » has been given to me. Therefore, as you go, disciple people in all nations, baptizing them in the nameHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... » of the Father, and the SonThe Angel of The Lord Announces the Good News!. Read more ... », and the Holy SpiritThe Church on Pentecost Day. Read more ... ».” It seems that Jesus is saying“Into Your Hands”. Read more ... » that I have the power from the Father and I am sharing it with you in your missionsCHURCH PLANTING VISION IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Read more ... ».

II. Whoever Welcomes a ProphetGod Calls the Boy Rather than the Priest. Read more ... » Receives Prophet’s RewardThey Complain to the Landowner Simply Because He is Generous and Fair to All His Laborers. Read more ... ».

Mathew 10:41 says “He that receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receives a righteous man“Give Back to Caesar the Things that are Caesar's”. Read more ... » in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. Whoever welcomes a righteous receives righteous’ reward.”

When we welcome a prophet in our home“Ready or not, here I come...again.”. Read more ... » or church, we receive our reward of the Word of GodThe Three Temptations of Jesus. Read more ... », clarification of our visionA Man Tries to Walk on the Water, Look What Does He Get. Read more ... » and guidance as he sees fit to our lifeWhat is Life?. Read more ... » and our church.

When we welcome a righteous man to our home or church, we receive our reward from the righteous man. He might prayProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... » for us, he might advocateHow to Know the Presence of the Holy Spirit?. Read more ... » us, he might teach us righteous decisionA Man Tries to Walk on the Water, Look What Does He Get. Read more ... ».cupfocoldwater1

III. Whoever Welcomes the Disciples with a Cup of Cold WaterA Man Tries to Walk on the Water, Look What Does He Get. Read more ... ».

Matthew 10:42  says, “And whosoever shall giveThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.”

Little ones are the ones who are simple, poorLiberation Theology's Concept of "Poor". Read more ... » and humbleThe Eight Beatitudes: Principal Graces of a Christian. Read more ... » disciples of the LordMary Praises the Greatness of God. Read more ... ». The verse challenges us to make actual, tangible or pragmatic our hospitality to God’s disciples. Since when we do that to a disciple, we do that to Jesus, we do that to the Father.

And if we do that our reward is eternalThe Logos Becomes Flesh. Read more ... ». If we are going to study the Greek word for “lose” which is apollumi, it may mean to destroyThree Deeds That Show the Intentions of the Shepherd and the Thief. Read more ... » fully (reflexively to perish, or lose), literally or figuratively: – destroy, die, lose, mar, perish.

So when we give a cup of cold water in the name of Jesus, our reward will not destroy, will not die, will not lose, will not mar, and will not perish. This reward is eternal.

Giving is not only through material things. It can be our life, our timeHow to Ascertain God's Will?. Read more ... », our effort, our talentsCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... », and our services. If we offer our resources, our life, our time and talents, our reward will not be faded, will not be destroyed, and will not be perished, since our greatest reward is to be with God eternally.

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Nathan C. SchaefferThe Cost of Following Jesus. Read more ... » says “At the close of life, the questionLeaders Question This Man on What Authority He is Doing Those Benevolence, They Could Not Reason Out When He Responds. Read more ... » will not be, ‘How much have you gotten?’ but ‘How much have you given?’ Not ‘How much have you won?’ but ‘How much have you done?’ Not ‘How much have you saved?’ but ‘How much have you sacrificed?’ It will be ‘How much have you loved and served,’ not ‘How much were you honored?’”

During his reign, KingThe Judge-King Favors the Least: The Undocumented Aliens, etc.. Read more ... » Frederick William III of Prussia found himself in trouble. Wars had been costly, and in trying to build the nationProphecy About the Philippines in 2009, Compare With Current Situation. Read more ... », he was seriously short of finances. He couldn’t disappoint his people, and to capitulate to the enemyThe Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds. Read more ... » was unthinkable.

After carefulThe Son Will be Coming Soon with Power and Glory. Read more ... » reflectionHeaven or UFO?: The Liberating Words of Jesus. Read more ... », he decided to ask the womenJesus is Missing!. Read more ... » of Prussia to bring their jewelry of goldCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... » and silverCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... » to be melted down for their country. For each ornament received, he determined to exchange a decoration of bronze or iron as a symbol of his gratitude. Each decoration would be inscribed, “I gave gold for iron, 18l3.”

The response was overwhelming. Even more importantThree Important Teachings of Jesus. Read more ... », these women prized their giftsCome! Share Your Master’s Joy!. Read more ... » from the king more highly than their former jewelry. The reason, of course"How to Use Church Web Effectively for God's Ministry?". Read more ... », is clear. The decorations were proof that they had sacrificed for their king.

Indeed, it became unfashionable to wear jewelry, and thus was established the Order of the Iron CrossBear Jesus’ Yoke to Unburden Your Yoke. Read more ... ». Members wore no ornaments except a cross of iron for all to see.

We as ChristiansNew Year, New Creation. Read more ... », can we show our discipleship“It is Finished!”. Read more ... » by offeringThe Messiah as The Lamb of God. Read more ... » our lives, our gifts and talents, our resources, and our lovePut on the Breastplate of Love. Read more ... » to Jesus?

 

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