Leon Hiebert was pastor of Andover Assembly of God (Generations Church A/G) from 1989 to 2009. He is a Viet Nam veteran who spent 10 years in the US Navy most of the time as a corpsman serving with the Marine Corps. A native of Belleville, Kan., ...
Leon Hiebert was pastor of Andover Assembly of God (Generations Church A/G) from 1989 to 2009. He is a Viet Nam veteran who spent 10 years in the US Navy most of the time as a corpsman serving with the Marine Corps. A native of Belleville, Kan., Hiebert is semi retired and lives in Andover with his wife, Sharon. He is a school bus driver for USD 385, Andover, Kansas.
Scripture: Luke 22: 8 Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover."
9 "Where do you want us to prepare for it?" they asked.
Luke 22:12 He will show you a large upper room, all furnished. Make preparations there."
13 They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.
Observation: Peter and John were sent with an assignment. They were to make preparations for the Passover meal. It was at this meal the Lord commanded us to eat the bread and drink the cup in memory of the sacrifice he was about to make. God had been carefully making preparations for Jesus death since the prophecy given to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Application: Very few things in life are done with a spur-of-the-moment decision. Even those opportunities are made possible because one has prepared to be ready. Most things require preparation. Important things require more preparation. Very important things require much preparation. My value of things can be seen in the preparation I am willing to make. The way my wife prepares for the visit of children to our home shows how she values them. My life today is preparation for eternity. My speech and actions will demonstrate how important eternity is to me.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the preparation you made to provide the payment for my sins. May the esteem I have for you be seen in the preparations I make to stand before you on judgment day. Amen
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