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Tuesday; May 21

As Jesus prepared His new disciples for their work in the world, He reminded them that just being on “Team Jesus” wasn’t going to be enough for them.  In laying the foundation for His people He warned, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter.” (Matthew 7:21).  Merely claiming to follow Jesus wasn’t going to cut it – they were going to have to be accountable to His standards.  As we look around at the world today, we can see a tendency for some people who claim to have a relationship with Jesus to preach a message that is not in line with the words of the Master.  They call themselves “Christians”, but their message does not mirror The Christ.  Whether it comes from a malicious intent or unintentional error, we must make sure that we do not follow or propagate their misleading message.  Following Jesus previous warning He went on to note, “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord…